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A Conversation with Carole Simpson

February 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

The Emerson community is invited to a conversation with Carole Simpson, a groundbreaking journalist and former Emerson Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, when she speaks to affiliated faculty member Diane Mermigas’ class on her extraordinary career.

Simpson was a three-time Emmy Award-winning news reporter and anchor at ABC News and NBC News, reporting on  major news events: the controversial Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, the prison release of South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela,  and the demise of Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos, among others.

Simpson was the first woman and person of color to moderate a presidential debate in 1992 between George H.W. Bush, Ross Perot, and then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. She began her career in her hometown of Chicago as the city’s first Black female television reporter at WBBM and then at WMAQ, covering the Civil Rights Movement and the Chicago Seven conspiracy trial. She has established several scholarships for women and minorities majoring in journalism.

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February 8, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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