Art Linkletter to speak at ACU Wednesday

Media Advisory
March 2, 2001

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Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations


Art Linkletter

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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