Category: Mary Louise Smith Chair

Fall 2005 – Soledad O’Brien

*On October 27, 2005, Soledad O’Brien present the lecture “Women and Leadership: Mentoring the Next Generation.” Soledad O’Brien began her own production company, Startfish Media Group, in 2013 to produce documentaries and other programming specials for CNN. She is also anchor for the weekly show, “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” From 2003–2013, O’Brien was … Continue reading Fall 2005 – Soledad O’Brien

Fall 2003 – Eleanor Clift

*On October 1, 2003, Eleanor Clift presented the lecture “Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling (2004 Campaign Preview.” As a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated television show “The McLaughlin Group,” Clift reported on the White House, presidential politics and a variety of national issues. She was … Continue reading Fall 2003 – Eleanor Clift

Fall 2000 – Carole Simpson

*On October 5, 2000, Carole Simpson presented the lecture “Challenges in Broadcast Journalism.” A television broadcaster for more than 20 years and the first African-American woman to anchor a major network newscast, Carole Simpson anchored ABC’s “World News Tonight Sunday” from 1988 to 2003. She retired from ABC in 2006 to become a leader-in-residence at … Continue reading Fall 2000 – Carole Simpson