UPDATE: Newswoman Hoda Kotb, who was originally scheduled to speak on March 14 in a live interactive broadcast, is now unable to make the event do to commitments surrounding her recent adoption of a child. She will be replaced by Pulitzer prize-winning author Charles Duhigg.

Duhigg's first book, "The Power of Habit," spent 165 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 40 languages. His latest book, "Smarter Faster Better," explores the science of productivity and explains that how we think can be as important as what we think. His address will be seen at 5 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Two national broadcast journalists will accept questions from a nationwide audience at an event broadcast in March at the College of Southern Idaho – and you’re invited to participate.

Each of the two televised presentations will feature celebrity broadcasters in which they will share stories and experiences from their personal lives and profession. They also will answer questions in real time as audience members post them through Twitter or Facebook.

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The two journalists are Anderson Cooper, an award-winning reporter with CNN, whose presentation will be broadcast at 5 p.m. on March 12 in Room 277 of CSI's Taylor building; and Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC’s Today Show, whose presentation will be broadcast at 5 p.m. March 14 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.

Both events, sponsored by college's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, are free and open to the public.

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Cooper has worked in more than 40 countries, moderated several presidential debates, and has covered major new events around the world. He has won nine Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow award.

Kotb is a breast cancer survivor and is involved in several initiatives to raise awareness about the disease. She will share lessons learned in her personal and professional experiences, emphasizing the importance of loyalty, perseverance, and being open to finding the people who can change your life.

For more information, contact Samra Culum at sculum@csi.edu or 732-6223.

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