NBC’s Bob Dotson Returns to Webster Sept. 29 – Oct. 3

| September 26, 2014
Bob Dotson at Webster

Emmy-award winning NBC reporter Bob Dotson returns to Webster University Sept. 29 – Oct. 3 to work with students and deliver a public lecture.

The School of Communications is hosting a return visit to Webster University by Bob Dotson, the eight-time Emmy Award-winning NBC Today Show reporter, the week of Sept. 29 – Oct. 3.

Dotson will work with students in the production of multimedia news stories, reviewing work in progress and providing feedback. In addition, there are two events to which the University community is invited.

A Discussion with Students: Tuesday, Sept. 30, Sunnen Lounge, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Join Bob for a discussion on trends in the media communications industry, the transition to online, new forms and formats of news, techniques of multimedia storytelling, and the enduring value of writing.

All university students and faculty are invited. This event is open to the university community only.

Oct. 1 Lecture: ‘Ordinary Americans May Hold the Blueprint for World Peace’

Our ancestors came from 198 different nationalities and 562 native tribes. Most of them eventually set aside old hatreds and found ways to live together in one country. Learn their formula for peace.

Today’s news is overwhelmingly grim; it’s also told by journalists who travel in herds as they trail politicians and camp out at big stories. Dotson shines a light on America’s neglected corners, investigating the ordinary Americans who have learned to fix what really matters.

More than six million people watch Bob Dotson’s Emmy award-winning segment, American Story, on NBC’s Today Show. For the last four decades, Dotson has traveled the country searching out inspiring individuals who quietly solve problems we all face. In the process, he has become the treasured cartographer of America’s heart and soul.

This event is open to the public Wednesday, Oct. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m., lecture is at 6:30 p.m.

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