Media icon Charlie Rose of “CBS This Morning” and the “Charlie Rose” show on PBS will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree by the State University of New York on Thursday, Oct. 16, in conjunction with the 10th Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit at SUNY Oswego.
Rose is a world-renowned journalist and media personality who has interviewed such dignitaries as international statesmen Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel laureates Toni Morrison and Seamus Heaney, and pop icons Julia Roberts and Bruce Springsteen.
“While this honorary degree recognizes Mr. Rose’s distinguished career in journalism, it also recognizes his definitive role at the core of the global conversation,” says SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. “He is an example for students enrolled in our broadcast journalism program to follow and a role model for students in all academic programs.”
Immediately following the honorary degree presentation, Rose will be among the prestigious panelists featured in the 10th annual Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit, moderated by the award-winning writer, journalist and media critic Ken Auletta ’63, and featuring noteworthy media luminaries. The honorary degree presentation and media summit are open to the public.