Preparations underway for Dan Rather visit

Broadcast journalist Dan Rather meets with Queens students at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 to discuss journalism, his career, and the current state of politics.

Rather’s appearance at Queens includes a panel discussion with students Julianna Amos, Jayda Brown, and Naomi Tellez-Duran, and hosted by Alexis Carreiro, assistant professor of communication. The discussion takes place in Belk Chapel, and is being streamed live on the Facebook pages of Queens and the James L. Knight School of Communication.

Dan Rather

Dan Rather

Rather was anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, from 1981 to 2005, and served as a broadcast journalist for more than six decades. A video installation depicting the news Rather covered in each decade, including the styles of television sets from the 1950s to the 2010s, is being displayed in Queens’ main dining hall through mid-day Monday. The installation was created by Joe Cornelius, assistant professor of communication. The installation is also being displayed outside Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, where Rather is speaking during an evening event for the Learning Society of Queens.

Photo, top: Joe Cornelius, assistant professor of communication, finalizes connections for a video installation of journalist Dan Rather’s work.

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