America's Story Teller
Kal and Lucille Rudman Media Seminar Features NBC Correspondent Bob Dotson at Community College of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, April 1, 2013—NBC News Correspondent Bob Dotson has traveled over four million miles and been in more motel rooms than the Gideon Bible. The award-winning creator of the Today Show series, “The American Story with Bob Dotson,” will be the honored guest at the 2013 Kal and Lucille Rudman Media Seminar at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, April 9.

Dotson will share stories about the incredible people he has brought into homes via the show, discuss techniques for effective storytelling on television and preview his new book American Story, whichhighlights some of his favorite tales about the people who make this country great.

The annual event, at which Dotson will be introduced by NBC 10 News anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah, takes place at Community College of Philadelphia’s Large Auditorium in the Bonnell Building, located on 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill Streets. The evening is designed to help students, educators and professionals explore issues in the news and meet people who shape contemporary media.

In a wide-ranging interview about his adventures in television news, Dotson will share his experiences about some of the most fascinating people he’s met as a reporter, including:

  • The boss who came out of retirement to start a new company for his former employees who couldn’t find work;
  • The truck driver who taught microsurgery; and
  • The man who has 465 profitable patents, second only to Thomas Edison

Dotson has crisscrossed the country for 40 years, spinning yarns and winning more than 100 awards for his work, including eight Emmys. He is considered one of the finest writers in broadcasting.

An Evening with Bob Dotson is sponsored by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design of Drexel University, by TUTV-Temple University Television/the Kal and Lucille Rudman Media Production Center at Temple University and CCPTV, the Educational Channel of Community College of Philadelphia.

There will be a book signing and reception following the conversation with Bob Dotson. The event is free and open to the public.