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Broadcaster Kurtis, artist getting honorary KU degrees


December 22, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Broadcaster Bill Kurtis is getting an honorary degree from the University of Kansas.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas Board Board of Regents voted Wednesday to give degrees to Kurtis and longtime KU faculty member Roger Shimomura

Kurtis will receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, the university said in a news release. Shimomura will receive the degree of Doctor of Arts.

Kurtis anchored the CBS Morning News and was a longtime CBS anchor in Chicago. He has hosted various A&E crime and news documentary shows. He is well-known in eastern Kansas...

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