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Journalist Ted Koppel speaks to Greensburg students

Organized by GCHS teacher John Pratt

(GREENSBURG, Ind.) -- Longtime news anchor Ted Koppel met with Greensburg students via Zoom on Wednesday.

Koppel is one of America's longest-serving journalists and was the host and managing editor of ABC’s 'Nightline' from 1980 to 2005.

Koppel shared how 'Nightline' originated during the Iran hostage crisis. Five years after its 1980 debut, the show had a nightly audience of about 7.5 million viewers

On Wednesday, he shared stories and insights from his career during the 30-minute meeting with students.

Among stories he shared, was covering Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, learning Vietnamese before covering the Vietnam War, and interviewing and traveling with President Richard Nixon.

Greensburg history teacher John Pratt organized the event.

"We've had hundreds of guests over the years and as I told Ted, he's among the five best people that have ever spoken to our students," Pratt said.

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