Veteran White House Correspondent Peter Maer will share memories of “My Journey from Granite City to the White House.” Maer retired from CBS News in January after nearly 40 years on the presidential beat. The SIUE graduate will describe how his hometown roots guided his reporting. He will recall some of the personalities–known and unknown– who he encountered during a journalism career that took him from small town Illinois radio to the pinnacle of network coverage. Maer will also offer his own opinions on the ongoing media and information revolution that will have a profound impact on the 2016 presidential campaign. Maer is a five-time recipient of the Merriman Smith Award for presidential coverage under deadline pressure. He has also been recognized with other honors, including the Edward R. Murrow Award. He twice served as commencement speaker at SIUE and treasures his Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from his alma mater.
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