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Veteran of Print and Broadcast Journalism to Speak to UH Students

Sander Vanocur Lectures to Students on Mass Media

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 10, 2003

Sander Vanocur, a 40-year veteran of print, broadcast, radio and television journalism will be at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to lecture to classes on mass media, the press and society.

Vanocur arrives in Honolulu on March 11, and will be speaking to the Honolulu Media Council. His lecture is titled "Can Democracy Survive Mass Media?" Vanocur will also be lecturing to students on topics such as "Does Mass Media Fairly Cover The Judicial System?"

Vanocur is one of the most respected journalists of our time. During his illustrious career, he‘s "done it all" — newspapers, radio, network television news, public broadcasting, and cable television. Regular appearances on NBC‘s "Today Show," "Huntley-Brinkley Report" and "First Tuesday" brought him national prominence.

As White House news correspondent and chief diplomatic correspondent at the State Department, he reported on international developments and their impact on the U.S. Vanocur participated in the first presidential television debate in 1960 between Kennedy and Nixon, and received an Emmy nomination for his coverage of the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention.

After leaving NBC in the early 1970s, Vanocur held prominent positions with the Public Broadcasting System, the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Duke University and the Washington Post. In 1977, he joined ABC, where he covered several national political conventions.

Vanocur formed Old Owl Communications in 1991 after leaving ABC. Highly regarded as a journalism educator and lecturer, he also currently hosts the prime time series, "Movies in Time" for the History Channel.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Vanocur studied at the noted London School of Economics. He began his career with the Manchester Guardian and as a commentator for the BBC.