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CAM's 'Dateline: Democracy' To Feature Sam Donaldson

Oct. 20, 2020
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

DonaldsonWritten by: Jackie Swan

Sam Houston State University’s College of Arts and Media hosts “Dateline: Democracy,” highlighting a stellar line-up of interviews with national media reporters and professionals during the fall 2020 semester.

Previous guests include David Hume Kennerly, the official White House photographer under President Gerald R. Ford and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and Lesley Stahl, 13-time Emmy Winner, “60 Minutes” correspondent and former White House correspondent for CBS News.

The third visitor with students enrolled in the class will be native Texan Sam Donaldson. The legendary former White House correspondent and anchor for ABC News will visit on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m.

Although the interviews are part of an online independent study course, the series is also open to the public and will broadcast live on The College of Arts and Media Facebook page (@SHSUCAM or

“Dateline: Democracy” is a part of the Department of Mass Communication’s curriculum and will be hosted by Peter Roussel, Philip G. Warner Endowed Chair, Department of Mass Communication and Professor Mike Yawn, director of the Center for Law, Engagement, And Politics.

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