Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.

WFUV’s Claudia Morell talks with ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson. He was awarded the WFUV Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism for 2013. Donaldson is known best for his time as ABC’s White House Correspondent for Presidents Carter, Reagan, and Clinton. Donaldson also covered numerous historical events such as the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Iran-Contra Affair, and President Clinton’s impeachment. He’s anchored several shows, including World News Sunday and Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer. Donaldson wrote a book about his early career and time covering the White House called “Hold On, Mr. President!” where he defends and explains what some have called an aggressive style of reporting. During the interview Donaldson discusses his time in Washington, and examines how news has evolved with the rise of Internet and the 24-hour-news cycle.

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Graduating seniors are heading into the next phase of their lives.  While, many high school graduates are transitioning to college, some college graduates are gearing up for their careers.  On this week's Fordham Conversations we hear from Msgr. Joseph Quinn, Vice President of Mission and Ministry at Fordham University.  We'll discuss how Fordham's Living the Mission campaign can help prepare this generation, for leadership in a global society

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Spring is finally here, and for most of us that’s probably a breath of fresh air.  There’s not only a change in the

temperature but a change in people’s moods.  Most of us have heard about the winter blues, but do you know

where the saying comes from?  Every year, millions of Americans suffer from mild to severe cases of the winter

blues, a condition known as seasonal affective disorder, or what’s commonly referred to as SAD.  On this week's

Fordham Conversations, WFUV's Katie Fisher is joined by Fordham University Professor of Chemistry Joan

Roberts who's an expert on SAD.  Dr. Robert's talks about the cause of seasonal depression and the powerful

impact light has on health.

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