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Student Opportunity to See Katie Couric at UT Tyler Cowan Center

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October 1, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

October 1, 2013

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495 (cell)

Samaritan Counseling Center, CBS 19/London Broadcasting, and The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Center, co-presenters of the Katie Couric lecture, are providing discounted tickets for students to attend the lecture on Oct. 8, Susan Thomae-Morphew, executive director of the UT Tyler Cowan Center, announced.

The lecture will begin at 8 p.m. at the UT Tyler Cowan Center.

UT Tyler students can attend the lecture free of charge by presenting their student IDs at the student entrance the night of the lecture.

All other students in public schools, community colleges and other universities can purchase tickets for $10 each. Regular ticket prices range from $27 to $57.

“We encourage parents and teachers to bring their children and their classes. Each ticket will be $10,” said Thomae-Morphew.

Tickets can be purchased at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office by calling 903.566.7424 or online at www.cowancenter.org. Box office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The lecture is jointly presented by Samaritan Counseling Center, CBS 19/London Broadcasting and UT Tyler Cowan Center.

Couric is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, well-known cancer advocate and New York Times best-selling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.

Couric currently hosts and executive produces her own syndicated daytime talk show, Katie, and she also serves as a special correspondent contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and primetime news specials.

Known for her unprecedented 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today and for becoming the first solo female anchor of a national nightly news broadcast, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, she joined the Disney/ABC Television Group in August 2011.

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