Longtime ABC News "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel will visit Luther College May 1st to give the 2018 Roslien Distinguished Lecture, Science and Policy: Communication in the Twenty-First-Century World of Fake News."
The lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall is open to the public with no charge for admission. A question and answer session will follow the lecture.
Koppel's lecture discusses the issue of science information, public policy and "fake news" as a communication black hole that must be addressed with priority for the world to have a chance of making critical decisions about issues that will greatly affect the future of the youth of today. In addition to the lecture, Koppel will engage with students, hold a press session and have signed books available for public purchase.
Koppel became the longest-serving news anchor in U.S. broadcast history over the course of his 26 years as anchor and managing editor of Nightline. After 42 years with ABC News, Koppel was the most honored reporter in the network's history with eight Peabody Awards and 42 Emmy Awards—including one for lifetime achievement. Koppel has been awarded 12 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards—the Pulitzer Prize of television. He has also garnered 11 Overseas Press Club Awards, which is one more than the previous record holder and Koppel's mentor, Edward R. Murrow.