Name Picture Brief Summary
Bob Woodward
Along with reporter Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward was half of one of the most famous reporting teams in history. The team from The Washington Post, occasionally called "Woodstein," uncovered an elaborate plot to re-elect President Richard Nixon in 1972. Woodward and Bernstein received a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 1973.
Molly Ivins
All roads seem to lead to Texas for Molly Ivins. The nationally-syndicated political columnist has worked all over the country, but time and again has returned to the Lone Star state.
Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts is the chief congressional analyst for ABC News, covering politics, Congress and public policy. Roberts also serves as a news analyst for National Public Radio, where she was the congressional corespondent for more than ten years. In addition, Roberts was the former co-anchor of This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts.
Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr.
Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. is the New York Times publisher.
Marlin Fitzwater
Marlin Fitzwater spent a decade in the front row of history, as press secretary to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Today he is an author and lecturer whose presidential anecdotes, political analysis, and television commentary have received worldwide attention.
Gerald F. Seib
Gerald F. Seib is a 1978 graduate of the KU School of Journalism and the Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief. He also writes the paper’s “Capital Journal” column on a periodic basis and is a regular commentator on Washington affairs for CNBC, cable television.
Gordon Parks
When Gordon Parks was growing up in Fort Scott, Kan., his mother told him to never give up. That advice sustained him through his mother’s death, leaving home, being homeless, and to an amazing life and career. Perhaps the most important event of Parks’ life was his birth. He has told it before: He was born dead. A young white doctor plunged the bloody baby into icy water to revive him. In gratitude, the baby’s mother named her son Gordon after the physician. And so begins a history of fighting for the life he wanted.
Richard C. Clarkson
Richard C. Clarkson is a 1956 School of Journalism graduate and nationally known photojournalist.
Seymour Hersh
Hersh’s journalism and publishing awards include the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for exposing the My Lai massacre and cover up during the Vietnam War, in 1969. He has also received five George Polk Awards, two National Magazine Awards, and more than a dozen other prizes for investigative reporting.
Tom Curley
Tom Curley is president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press. He is the 12th person to head The AP since its founding in 1846.


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