LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Broadcast journalist, writer and activist
Nick Clooney addressed University of Kentucky graduates Sunday at
the university's 140th commencement.
UK awarded degrees to 6,389 graduates who completed their
studies in May, December 2006 and August 2006.
Clooney told the group, "don't be afraid to challenge with an
open mind what you think you know, but hold tenaciously to the
knowledge what survives the challenge."
A member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame and Ohio
Television Hall of Fame, Clooney has worked as a reporter, anchor,
managing editor and news director positions at television stations
in Lexington, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, Buffalo, and Los Angeles.
He also served as host of the American Movie Classics cable-TV
channel and most recently has been a regular columnist for the
Cincinnati Post and Kentucky Post.
Clooney has now joined his actor son George Clooney as an
activist for the refugees of the Darfur region of Sudan where
thousands of residents were violently driven away in ethnic
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