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CNN’s John King to broadcast from W&M

John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent and host of “John King, USA,” will be at William & Mary Thursday to broadcast his show live from the steps of the College’s historic Christopher Wren Building.John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent and host of “John King, USA,” will be at William & Mary Thursday to broadcast his show live from the steps of the College’s historic Christopher Wren Building.

CNN has invited members of the campus community to attend the hour-long broadcast, which will air live in the Wren Courtyard at 6 p.m. The broadcast will include an interview with William & Mary alumnus and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates ‘65, who will be installed the following day as the College’s 24th Chancellor. King will tape the interview earlier in the day and broadcast it during the hour-long show from outside the Wren. “John King, USA,” airs at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 6pm ET, 5pm CT, 4pm MT and 3pm PT.

In addition to his appearance on CNN, Gates will give the keynote address during Friday’s College’s Charter Day ceremony. The event, which will be held at 4 p.m. at William & Mary Hall, marks the 319th anniversary of the awarding of the Royal Charter from King William III and Queen Mary II of England establishing the College. During the ceremony, Gates will also be invested as the College’s next Chancellor. He succeeds retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Tickets are not required.

For more information on the broadcast, the W&M Student Assembly has launched an event page on facebook inviting members of the College community to attend.

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