This generation may not have a Walter Cronkite, a universally respected and trusted news anchor, but as far as modern talking heads go there may not be anyone more beloved than Anderson Cooper. The Peabody-winning CNN anchor appears at UT Arlington’s College Park Center, 601 Spaniola Drive, Arlington, at 7:30 p.m. Monday for the university’s Maverick Speakers program. If you’ve got an interest in modern media, the impact of the 24-hour news cycle on popular discourse or just Cooper’s adorable laugh, hearing him talk about his experience as a news show host and war correspondent is well worth the trip to Arlington. Past speakers for the Maverick series include some very high-profile names: astronaut Mark Kelly on building a better America, Aaron Neville on New Orleans music and Ben and Jerry (of ice cream fame) on business philosophy and social responsibility. General admission tickets are free and VIP passes go for $25. Call 817-272-9595 or visit utatickets.com for more information.
Mon., Nov. 11, 2013