Art Linkletter to speak at ACU Wednesday
March 2, 2001
For more information contact:
Tom Craig, Director of Media and
Known to millions whose lives are brightened by his
humor and geniality, Art Linkletter reached fame from the
bleakest of beginnings. At birth, little A.G. Kelley was
abandoned in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He was adopted by
the Linkletter family and went to work at a very early
age to help with expenses. He worked his way through
college and developed a liking for radio, which led to a
phenomenal career in broadcasting. "People Are Funny"
and "House Party" were two of the longest-running shows
in program history. Of success, he also says, "I learned
that basic element of self-reliance, the greatest gift a
person can have."
Linkletter will speak to several different
groups on campus Wednesday.
Abilene Christian University's Pruett
Gerontology Center is helping make Linkletter's presence
on campus possible. His conversations will focus on the
topics of aging. His visit to ACU coincides with his
role as guest speaker at Abilene Christian Schools'
Community Dinner tonight (Tuesday.)
At 9:30 a.m. in Moody Coliseum, Linkletter will
speak to invited Abilene area guests.
At 11 a.m. in Moody Coliseum, Linkletter will speak to
the ACU student body, faculty and staff.
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