Veteran TV News Anchor Charles Gibson ’65 Receives Alumni Award

February 27, 2018
Charles Gibson speaks to an engaged audience during Princeton’s Alumni Day (Photo by Denise Applewhite)

During Princeton’s Alumni Day on February 24, veteran television journalist Charles Gibson received the Woodrow Wilson Award, the University’s highest honor for undergraduate alumni.

Gibson, a member of the Class of 1965 who earned his bachelor’s degree in history, delivered a speech titled “Notes from the Anchor Desk,” in which he reflected on more than 40 years in broadcast journalism and how his career was imbued by Princeton’s informal motto that stresses service. He called journalism an important form of service — one that is integral to American democracy — and said the ideal of journalism as service is now more important than ever. He also worried about growing mistrust of the press, and implored all Americans to become alarmed by current attacks on the media.

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