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TV Station Notes Move of NBC Correspondent Ken Bode to DePauw

April 30, 1989

April 30, 1989, Greencastle, Ind. - "A TV political correspondent is stepping out of network news and back into the classroom," Bruce Kopp reported on Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR-TV tonight. "After ten years in network news and another decade in print journalism mixed with political work, correspondent Ken Bode's career has come full circle ... When Bode leaves NBC in June, he'll start work for DePauw University in Greencastle."

Bode is coming to the liberal arts college to serve as director of the Center for Contemporary Media.  Groundbreaking for the building -- which will house student radio, newspaper and television outlets -- is scheduled for fall.

Bode will also "host a public television program for the Hudson Institute in Indianapolis," Kopp reports.

Seen in the report is video of Bode interviewing Vice President Dan Quayle, a 1969 graduate of DePauw, on a campaign bus.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate in philosophy and government from the University of South Dakota, Ken Bode earned his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of North Carolina and served on the faculties of Michigan State University and the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Source: WTHR (NBC)/Indianapolis

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