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Schieffer Symposium on the News set to return to TCU

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Bob Schieffer speaks at TCU’s final Schieffer Symposium in 2015. (Photo by Glen E. Ellman)

The Schieffer Symposium on the News returns to TCU on Tuesday for the first time since 2015.

Hosted by journalist Bob Schieffer, the symposium’s encore is part of a week of events celebrating the 10th anniversary of the naming of TCU’s College of Communications.

“We’re proud to be named for Bob Schieffer and the professional integrity he represents,” said Dr. Kristie Bunton, the dean of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of our naming for Mr. Schieffer than to have him on stage doing what he does best – interviewing guests about current issues.”

Tuesday’s event in the Van Cliburn Concert Hall will feature a panel discussion with visiting national journalists, including Margaret Brennan, host of CBS News’s Face the Nation and Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times.

The panel also includes CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca, who graduated from TCU with a degree in broadcast journalism.

In addition to the symposium, the Schieffer College will mark its 10th anniversary with a digital timeline of communications at TCU, an open house in the college’s new Media Insights Lab and a meet-and-greet with Schieffer.

“We have a lot to be proud of,” Bunton said. “Our timeline shows that we broke gender barriers and appointed the first woman editor of The Skiff newspaper all the way back in 1929, and that we hosted the first interracial college debate in the U.S. South in 1935. ”

More information on this week’s events can be found here.

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