Wallace, former NBC White House correspondent and host of "Meet
the Press" and current host of "Fox News Sunday,"
will speak in a special question-and-answer session hosted by the
School of Communications at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Whitley Auditorium.
A network news
anchor since 1975, Wallace also served as senior correspondent for
ABC's "PrimeTime Thursday," and was a frequent substitute
host of "Nightline." Wallace joined Fox News in the Fall
of 2003. He has received numerous journalism awards, including a
du Pont-Columbia Silver Baton, three Emmy Awards, and two Investigative
Reporters and Editors Awards.
at Elon will be concentrated on an evaluation of the November elections.
He is the author
of the new book "Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage."
The book takes a chapter-by-chapter look at notable acts of presidential
courage in our nation's history, including: George Washington and
the Whiskey Rebellion, Theodore Roosevelt and the Russo-Japanese
War, Harry Truman and the Berlin Airlift, and George W. Bush and
the war in Iraq.
For most of
his career, Wallace has not been a desk-bound correspondent. Within
a week of the 9/11 attacks in America, he filed a report of his
experience riding in an F-16 jet fighter as it protected the skies
over the nation's Capital. He also spent a week in Iran - reporting
from inside what President Bush called "the Axis of Evil."
Over the years, he has interviewed major public figures ranging
from President Clinton to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to
sports stars Michael Jordan and Cal Ripken.
first joined NBC in 1975 as a reporter with WNBC-TV in New York
City. The investigative unit he headed won a Peabody Award. In 1978
and 1979 Wallace covered Congress. In 1980, he won an Emmy Award
for the NBC News documentary, "The Migrant." Wallace covered
the presidential campaigns in 1980, 1984 and 1988. In 1981, he was
named Washington correspondent for special segments on NBC "Nightly
News." He co-anchored the "Today" show in 1982, and
was the anchor of the Sunday edition of NBC "Nightly News"
from 1982 to 1984 and from 1986 until 1987. He joined ABC News in
Among the investigative
reports Wallace and his team at ABC News assembled were: a duPont
Columbia Award-winning probe of the financial services arm of Ford
Motor Company that allegedly engaged in predatory lending practices;
a look into waste and fraud in the Medicare, Food Stamp, and Federal
Disability programs; a study of wealthy American expatriates who
gave up their citizenship to avoid paying U.S. taxes; an illumination
of problems with the B2 Stealth bomber; and a profile of Sheik Omar
Abdel-Rahman, a mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing.