April 1, 2003
Talk Show Host Larry King to Award GW Student Scholarships
CNN talk show host and author
Larry King will recognize the first Undergraduate Larry King Scholars
and the current Larry King Graduate Scholars in an April 16 ceremony
at the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) at 12:15 pm.
In 1999, King committed $1 million to grant scholarships to assist graduate
and undergraduate SMPA students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Kings
gift is part of GWs ongoing Centuries Campaign, a University-wide
program to secure resources for support of endowment, current programs,
equipment, and facilities.
Celebrating his 45th year in broadcasting in 2002, CNNs Larry
King is the host of the networks Larry King Live,
the first worldwide phone-in television talk show and the networks
highest-rated program. The Emmy Award-winning King and author of 12
books has been dubbed the most remarkable talk-show host on TV
ever by TV Guide and master of the mike by
Time magazine. With more than 40,000 interviews to his credit,
he is one of the most esteemed personalities in the industry. King was
awarded an honorary degree from GW in 1996.
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