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Crank Up The ‘Pomp And Circumstance': American Graduate Day Is Saturday


The national American Graduate public media initiative gets its own day Saturday — you can watch a live broadcast here or on your TV’s KERA World 13.2 channel from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time. The seven-hour broadcast will feature notables ranging from Colin Powell to Brian Williams to Christine Ha, a star chef from Houston who’s also blind.

The folks behind the initiative are also producing a “Storify” of the many social media streams feeding this effort. You can get in on the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #amgrad. (If you toss in #KERAClassof17, your tweet will also show up on our blog!)

And if that’s not enough, tune into KERA 90.1 FM at 7 p.m. Saturday for American Graduate: Crossing the Stage, a radio special hosted by Dick Gordon.

We’ll post the live stream here on Saturday. And here’s the Storify conversation so far:

Rick Holter was KERA's vice president of news. He oversaw news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News earned more than 200 local, regional and national awards, including the station's first two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He and the KERA News staff were also part of NPR's Ebola-coverage team that won a George Foster Peabody Award, broadcasting's highest honor.