Tune In: The presidential primaries through students’ eyes

Student journalistsStudent journalists from SMU covered the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary as part of a partnership with Fox TV to report on the race for the White House. The team covered the process from the perspective of college students in tandem with KDFW/Fox 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth. Visit links to their blog posts and video news clips. (Left, Mark Norris [black coat] and Ann Wyatt Little [red coat] interview a candidate supporter.) video

Legendary producer and SMU alumnus Bob Banner talked about his adventures working with Perry Como, Dinah Shore and Carol Burnett during the Golden Age of Television at SMU Dec. 5, 2007. Watch the two-part video online. video

About 705 graduates received their degrees in SMU’s December graduation ceremony Dec. 15, 2007. Watch the highlights in Flash video. video

SMU remembers Martin Luther King Jr. during 2008 MLK Week Jan. 21-26 (see Calendar Highlights for details). And now, for the first time ever, the speech Dr. King made in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium is available online. Gene Halaburt of Dallas taped the Mar. 17, 1966 speech with a hand-held recorder and has graciously provided a copy to SMU. (There is a brief gap in the recording at about 40 minutes, possibly caused when the cassette was turned over.) Listen here. audio