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MEDIA ADVISORY: Hall of Fame Radio Broadcaster to Present Inaugural Litton Lecture at MU

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Christian Basi,, 573-882-4430

WHAT: Orion Samuelson, an agribusiness broadcaster at Chicago’s WGN radio station, will present the inaugural Jerry Litton Lecture at the University of Missouri.

WHO: Samuelson has held the same job in the broadcasting industry for 50 years and was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2003.

Samuelson co-hosts WGN’s Morning Show on Saturdays, a three-minute daily “National Farm Report,” and a weekly commentary, “Samuelson Sez.” The National Farm Report and Samuelson Sez are syndicated nationally.

For more information about Samuelson, please visit the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ website or Mizzou Weekly’s website.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15


Monsanto Auditorium

Bond Life Sciences Center

MU Campus

NOTE: Jerry Litton, an alumnus of the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), died in an aircraft accident in 1976 after winning a Democratic primary bid for the United States Senate.

The lecture is part of CAFNR’s Jerry Litton Fund for Agricultural Leadership designed to expand the entrepreneurial potential of students. The fund brings interesting speakers to campus, supports faculty activities, and assists students through scholarships.