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Foreign correspondent to speak Jan. 26

Bob Simon, one of the most honored foreign correspondents in the business, will speak on "Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?" at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in 144 Benton Hall as part of the Gray-son Kirk Distinguished Lecture Series.

A foreign correspondent for CBS News for more than 30 years, Simon is also a correspondent for the primetime newsmagazine "60 Minutes II."

Named CBS News chief Middle Eastern correspondent in 1987, Simon has come to be known as the premier broadcast journalist in that part of the world. During the Gulf War in January 1991, he was captured by Iraqi forces and spent 40 days in Iraqi prisons with the other three members of the CBS News team.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the international studies program.

Date Published: 01/15/2004
Volume: 23   Number: 20

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