Pulitzer Prize Winning Correspondent to Speak at Texas Tech Lecturer Series

Peter Arnett, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent, will speak at Texas Tech University’s William S. Morris III Distinguished Lecturer Series. Best known for his live television coverage from Baghdad during the first Gulf War, Arnett is credited with making CNN a household name.

Written by Kelly Kleinsteuber

Peter Arnett, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent, will speak at Texas Tech University’s William S. Morris III Distinguished Lecturer Series.

The event will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday (March 13) at the Lubbock Country Club, 3400 Mesa Road.

Best known for his live television coverage from Baghdad during the first Gulf War, Arnett is credited with making CNN a household name. Also, he spent 13 years covering the Vietnam War for the Associated Press. Throughout his career, Arnett has interviewed public figures including Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden.

"Peter Arnett has risked his life many times during the past few decades to bring us the stories that accurately describe military conflicts and wars," said Jerry Hudson, dean of the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech. "Without his courage and journalistic skills, we would not have the opportunity to see and learn about these important events."

Arnett recently joined China’s Shantou University Cheung Kong School of Communications as professor of journalism. He lectures regularly at universities throughout Asia and has arranged conferences on international reporting.

Reservations are due by Wednesday (March 12) to Jessica Robinson at jessica.robinson@ttu.edu or (806) 742-3385 ext. 221.

CONTACT: Melissa Wofford, college design specialist, melissa.wofford@ttu.edu or (806) 742-6500 ext.232.