Top photo: Scott Pelley speaks to about 1,000 media leaders, business executives, civic leaders, Cronkite School supporters and students at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel on Monday as he accepts the 2016 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from ASU. Photo by Ashley Lowery/ASU

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‘CBS Evening News’ anchor speaks of journalism’s vital role to open minds as he accepts award from ASU’s Cronkite School

Pelley (left) accepts the 2016 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from ASU Provost Mark Searle at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel in downtown Phoenix. Photo by Ashley Lowery/ASU
“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley records a promotional spot in the Cronkite News studio on Monday. Pelley is on the Downtown Phoenix campus after receiving the 2016 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Pelley (center), along with his executive editor Steve Capus, talks with Cronkite News students in the newsroom Monday. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Pelley (pictured Monday at the Cronkite School) also toured the school Sunday and participated in a moderated discussion with students on a variety of topics, including the recent election, Walter Cronkite and journalism’s impact on America. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley accepts the 2016 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

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