- Liane Hansen
- 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 22nd
- Coger Theater in Craig Hall
- Free Event, No Tickets Needed
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KSMU Public Radio welcomes Liane Hansen, host of NPR's award-winning Weekend Edition for the last 20 years. Hansen will speak at Coger Theater in Craig Hall on the Missouri State University campus on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7 pm. This is a free event, open to all members of the community, tickets are not required. Free parking is available in lot #24, just south of Grand.
Hansen has an extensive background in broadcast journalism, including work as a radio producer, reporter, and on-air host at both the local and national level. Weekend Edition has covered such breaking news stories as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the deaths of Princess Diana and John F. Kennedy, Jr., and the Columbia shuttle tragedy. In 2004, Liane was granted an exclusive interview with former weapons inspector David Kay prior to his report on the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The show also won the James Beard award for best radio program on food for a report on SPAM.
As Liane prepares for her upcoming retirement this May, she is visiting as many public radio stations across the country as possible to thank her supporters. Join us on February 22 as Liane shares her experiences with NPR from the last 20 years, as well as her insights about the current state of journalism.
Learn more about Hansen's career.
For more information, contact Hannah Combs at 417-836-8894 or hcombs [at] ksmu [dot] org