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Award-winning CBS News correspondent to speak February 20th at Austin Peay State University


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On August 25th, 2006, NBC Executive Producer Jeff Fagan poked his head into the dressing room at CBS studios.

“Good luck, you’ve come a long way to get here. You’ve earned it,” he said to Byron Pitts.

Pitts was about to make his first on-camera studio open for the CBS News Broadcast “60 Minutes.” Pitts thought to himself, “if only Fagan knew.” His mind flashed back to elementary school, when a therapist informed his mother, “I’m sorry, Mrs. Pitts, your son cannot read.

Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts

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