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Published September 07, 2010, 11:12 AM

Eric Sevareid Symposium

Journalists Bob Schieffer and Dan Rather are coming to North Dakota to help honor the late Eric Sevareid, a Velva native.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Journalists Bob Schieffer and Dan Rather are coming to North Dakota to help honor the late Eric Sevareid, a Velva native.

A public humanities symposium called "Not So Wild a Dream: The Legacy of Eric Sevareid" is set for Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 at Bismarck State College.

Sevareid worked for CBS News from 1939 to 1977, covering major world events and later serving as a regular commentator on the "CBS Evening News" with Walter Cronkite. He died in 1992.

The Forum says the idea for the symposium came from Brenna Daugherty, executive director of the North Dakota Humanities Council. During the symposium, National Press Club President Alan Bjerga will discuss Sevareid's relevance for younger journalists working in traditional and newer forms of media today.

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