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March 26, 2013

Anderson Cooper: A 360-Degree Look at World Events

Editors note: Media members interested in covering Anderson Cooper’s talk must contact the News Office in advance.

1NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, whose newscast “Anderson Cooper  360°” is devoted to reporting in-depth stories from multiple points of view, will speak at Smith College Sunday, April 14, at 8 p.m. at John M. Greene Hall. Tickets are required and must be purchased prior to the event.

Cooper covers major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Most recently, he played a pivotal role in CNN’s 2012 political coverage, anchoring election night, presidential debates and conventions and moderating the CNN Republican presidential debate from Las Vegas.

Also recently, Cooper covered the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the uprisings in the Middle East and the aftermaths of earthquakes in Japan and Haiti. During 2007 and 2008, he traveled around the world for “Planet in Peril,” a documentary about issues threatening the planet, its inhabitants and its natural resources.

In addition to anchoring “Anderson Cooper 360°,” Cooper is the host and executive producer of “Anderson,” a nationally syndicated, daytime talk show. Cooper also reports for CBS’s “60 Minutes.” His memoirs, “Dispatches from the Edge,” topped the New York Times Best Sellers List, among others.

Cooper and “Anderson Cooper 360°” have won major journalism awards, including multiple Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, DuPont Awards, GLAAD Awards and National Headliners Awards.

After graduating from Yale University in 1989 with a bachelor’s in political science, Cooper studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi.

The talk is sponsored by the Student Event Committee.


Smith students are eligible for one free ticket each. Student tickets will be available from Wednesday, March 27, until Monday, April 1.

On April 1, at 10 a.m., tickets will be available to faculty and staff of the Five Colleges; students at Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and the general public. Tickets for college-affiliated faculty, staff and students are $20; general admission is $25.

Tickets will be available in the Smith College Campus Center, Room 106, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Cash or check only. They will also be available for purchase with a credit or debit card online at .

Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction. One of the largest women’s colleges in the United States, Smith enrolls 2,600 students from nearly every state and 62 other countries.


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