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University of North Dakota alumnus, Fabrice Moussus will speak about his 30 year career as a reporter and cameraman with ABC News at a presentation on Thursday, Oct. 9, part of the UND College of Arts & Sciences' 2014-15 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series. He is also a 2014 recipient of the "Austin Legacy Award," which is presented by the UND Center for Community Engagement and recognizes outstanding students and colleges of late UND professor, Alvin E. Austin.
Moussus came to UND from France 1971 to study journalism and graduated in 1973. He later earned a MA from Syracuse University. He worked in local television in upstate New York and Connecticut before joining ABC News in New York City in 1978. During his career, Moussus traveled the world and covered a variety of events, including major wars and the Olympics. He also worked closely with other prominent journalist, including Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters, and Diane Sawyer.
Moussus is perhaps best known for filming the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Cairo. He feels that "although the technology for gathering news has evolved, telling stories and meeting people of all nationalities and walks of life remains the same." According to Moussus, "television news has been a fantastic education and his adventures are enough to fill several lives."
The lecture will start at 3:15 p.m. in room seven of the Education Building, at 231 Centennial Drive on the UND campus. Moussus' presentation is free and open to the public, and there will be a reception afterwards in the lobby.