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210 Pittsboro Street, Campus Box 6210
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-6210
(919) 962-2091   FAX: (919) 962-2279


Not for publication

Oct. 19, 2000 -- No. 555

CNN's Larry King to speak on ethics in television news

3 p.m. Friday (Oct. 20)

Memorial Hall (Cameron Avenue)

Ethics in television news today will be the topic of a lecture Friday (Oct. 20) by CNN's top-rated broadcaster, Larry King, at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

King's "Larry King Live," the first worldwide, live television call-in interview program, airs weeknights at 9 p.m. King also hosts "Larry King Weekend" on CNN, does specials for sister network TNT and writes a weekly column in USA Today. A broadcaster for more than 40 years, King has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been inducted into five broadcasters' halls of fame, and his shows have won the George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

Directions: From Raleigh, exit I-40 West to N.C. 54 (Exit 273B) and turn right onto 54. Proceed to the stone entrance sign for the university, at the top of a hill, and turn right onto Country Club Road. The road curves left and becomes Cameron Avenue. After the stoplight at Raleigh Road, pass the Old Well on the right and Gerrard Hall on the left, then turn left into the Hanes Visitor Lot beside Memorial.

Parking: A limited number of spaces will be available for media on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2:45 p.m. in the Hanes Visitor Lot.

Set-up: Media representatives needing to set up early may knock on Memorial's east side door any time after 2 p.m. Jan Yopp, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be available to answer questions. The program is the school's first Earl Wynn Distinguished Lecture, honoring the late founder of UNC-CH's former department of Radio, Television and Motion Pictures. It coincides with the first reunion of that department's alumni.

Audio feeds will be available. See Michael Johnson or Butch Garris for help with lighting and sound.

Seating: Photographers may set up in the orchestra pit. Seats for reporters will be reserved in the first three rows of the right section as you face the stage.

Visuals: Flash photography and TV lights will be permitted only through the first five minutes of King's remarks. Afterward photographers are asked not to use lights to avoid distracting the speaker.

Questions: After his speech, King will take a limited number of questions from audience members including reporters. He will not conduct a separate media briefing.

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Memorial Hall contacts for lighting, sound, set-up: Michael Johnson, Butch Garris, 966-5841

School of Journalism and Mass Communication contact: Jan Yopp, 962-4083