Covering Past Olympic Games
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Charles Bierbauer, a former national news correspondent who is dean of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies, covered the Olympics in 1972, 1980, 1984 and 1996. Bierbauer can discuss security and the politics that often surround the games as well as offering his personal reflections. Bierbauer covered the 1972 Munich games for Westinghouse Radio and can discuss Black September and Israeli team tragedy. In 1980 he covered the buildup and preparation for the Moscow games as ABC’s Moscow bureau chief, and in 1984 he went to the Los Angeles games with President Reagan as CNN’s White House correspondent, where he covered the Soviet Union’s boycott of the games. In 1996 he anchored CNN’s coverage of the bombing at the Atlanta games from Washington.