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Loyola’s 2008 commencement ceremonies featured on C-SPAN

Loyola press release - May 19, 2008

Coverage of Loyola University New Orleans’ 2008 commencement ceremonies featuring speakers Cathie Black and Scott Turow can be found on C-SPAN’s American Perspective at 14 minutes and 44 minutes, respectively, into the segment.

Cathie Black, dubbed the “First Lady of American Magazines,” addressed Loyola University New Orleans’ 2008 graduating class during unified commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10. Legal-thriller bestseller and attorney Scott Turow was the commencement speaker for Loyola’s College of Law that same day. Both ceremonies took place in the Louisiana Superdome.

Black is the president of Hearst Magazines where she manages the financial performance and development of some of the industry’s best-known magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She made publishing history in 1979 as the first woman publisher of a weekly consumer magazine, New York, and is widely credited for the successes of USA Today, where for eight years, starting in 1983, she was first president, then publisher. In addition to addressing the graduating class, Black also received an honorary degree from Loyola.

Scott Turow is the author of seven best-selling novels including Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, The Laws of Our Fathers, Personal Injuries, Reversible Errors, and Ordinary Heroes. His books have won a number of literary awards, including the Heartland Prize in 2003 for Reversible Errors, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004 for Ultimate Punishment, and Time Magazine’s Best Work of Fiction in 1999 for Personal Injuries. Turow continues to work as an attorney. He has been a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, a national law firm, since 1986, concentrating on white collar criminal defense, while also devoting a substantial amount of time to pro bono matters.