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Network TV News Anchor Cokie Roberts to speak at SXU

Tickets available now for Oct. 21 lecture

Chicago (July 19, 2010) Tickets are on sale now to see network TV news anchor and political analyst Cokie Roberts, the next featured lecturer in the SXU Voices & Visions Speaker Series at Saint Xavier University. Roberts will speak at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 21 in the Shannon Center at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

General admission tickets are $15 plus service charge.  A limited number of $200 priority tickets are available, which include priority seating and admission to an exclusive post-lecture wine and cheese reception with Roberts. Purchase tickets online at www.sxu.edu, Keyword: Voices or call (866) 468-3401.

Admission is free for Saint Xavier students, faculty and staff, who must reserve a ticket online. A valid Cougar Card must be presented the night of the lecture with the ticket. Prior to her lecture, Roberts will participate in an exclusive classroom discussion with Saint Xavier students.

Roberts is senior news analyst for National Public Radio and a political analyst for ABC News. She co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program This Week from 1996 to 2002. Roberts has won numerous awards, including three Emmys, in her more than 40 years in broadcasting. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. The Library of Congress this year named her a “Living Legend.” 

The SXU Voices and Visions Speaker Series is sponsored by University Relations and in part by the Student Government Association. For more information about the event, please contact the Office of Special Events at (773) 298-3311 or here.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations	
O: (773) 298-3937
C: (773) 617-3632
foot@sxu.edu