CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta will speak at TCU on Oct. 10

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Fort Worth, TX


CNN senior medical correspondent and pop culture icon Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be the featured speaker at this year’s Fogelson Honors Forum at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Ed Landreth Auditorium on the TCU campus. Dr. Gupta, whose on-air reports have included Hurricane Katrina, the South Asian tsunami, bird flu and battlefield medicine breakthroughs, will address the impact of today’s near instant access to on-scene media.
The lecture event is free and open to the public although seat reservations are necessary. For more information and reservations, call Joshua Long of the TCU Honors Program at 817-257-6488 or visit the Fogelson Honors Forum website at
Dr. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon in Atlanta hospitals and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine there, plays an integral role in CNN’s medical coverage which includes daily packages, a half-hour weekend show and live reports of breaking medical news.  He joined CNN in 2001 and became part of the network team covering the Sept. 11 attacks and the anthrax scare that followed.
He continued to raise his on-air profile with coverage of battlefield medicine in Iraq and Kuwait, the AIDS pandemic and the December 2004 tsunami that took more than 155,000 lives in South Asia.
In 2003, he was named one of People magazine’s “sexiest men alive,” and a “pop culture icon” by USA Today.

The Fogelson Honors Forum, now in its ninth year, is made possible by a $1 million gift from the estates of Buddy Fogelson and his wife, the actress Greer Garson. A successful Texas oilman and rancher, Buddy Fogelson attended TCU in 1919 and 1920. Previous lecturers in this series have included economist/actor Ben Stein, political insiders James Carville and Mary Matalin, statesman George Mitchell, historians David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin.
The TCU Honors Program, with admission by invitation, offers a challenging interdisciplinary curriculum in a wide variety of classes, as well as opportunities for traditional and experiential learning and co-curricular activities.


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