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ABC newsman to speak at Pitt/Greensburg

| Monday, May 14, 2012, 7:10 a.m.

Robert Krulwich, network correspondent for ABC News and a regular on "Nightline," will present "Why Things Are the Way They Are" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg's Ferguson Theater. The program is sponsored by the school's Cultural Series and is free to the public.

Krulwich also reports for "ABC World News Tonight," "Prime Time Live" and "Good Morning America." His specialty is explaining complex news - economics, technology and science - in a style that some critics say is clear, compelling and entertaining.

Krulwich and Ted Koppel co-hosted the eight-part prime-time series "Brave New World," which probed the "eight biggest questions facing humankind."

He and Peter Jennings produced an animated history of Bosnia for a children's special; and Krulwich and Barbara Walters explored possible cures for cancer and reported on the AIDS epidemic.

Krulwich has been called "the most inventive network reporter in television" by TV Guide, "the man who makes the dismal science swing" by the Washington Journalism Review, and "the man who simplifies without being simple" by New York Magazine.

Krulwich has won numerous awards for his reporting, including four consecutive Gainsburgh awards from the Economics Broadcasting Programming Excellence, a Champion Award from the Amos Tuck Business School and PBS' special award for programming excellence.

Krulwich lives in New York City with his wife, Tamar Lewin, a national reporter for The New York Times.

For additional ticket information, call 724-836-7497.

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