Please be our guest
Saturday, August 31, 2013
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
African American Museum
3635 Grand Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75210
Please R.S.V.P. by August 26
Due to limited space, we require advanced registration for Pork Chops and Politics. The event includes a lecture and book signing. Seating is limited to the first 50. $15 for meal purchase.
The journalism career of Bob Ray Sanders, professional in residence at the Schieffer School, has spanned three decades and three media: newspaper, television and radio. He currently is Associate Editor and Senior Columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the newspaper where he began his professional career. As a young journalist with the paper, he served as courthouse reporter and political writer before leaving to begin a distinguished career in broadcasting.
He joined KERA-TV in 1972 as a reporter for the station's innovative Newsroom program. Sanders later served as vice president of KERA-TV and host and producer of the station's award-winning program, News Addition.
A 1969 graduate of North Texas State University, Sanders is past president of the Press Club of Fort Worth. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Black Communicators. He currently serves on the board of the Mental Health Association of Tarrant County, the advisory board of the AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth and the advisory board of Goodwill Industries.
Sanders has received some of journalism's most prestigious awards, among them: five awards from the Houston, New York and Chicago film festivals, five Dallas Press Club KATIE Awards, three Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards; a regional Emmy Award; a National Association of Black Journalists award for Best TV Sports Feature, and a National Headliner Award for outstanding investigative reporting.
Other honors include the Ethics Award from the Schieffer School of Journalism; Distinguished Alumni Award, Fort Worth Independent School District; induction into the "Hall of Honor," University of North Texas Journalism Department; the "Thomas Jefferson Liberty Award" from the Dallas Civil Liberties Union; and induction into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.
He is married to Dorothy Brown-Sanders. They have one son, Chandon.
B.A. University of North Texas