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FORMER NEWSMEN DAN RATHER AND TOM BROKAW DISCUSS THE STATE OF JOURNALISM AND SUSTAINABILITY AT UPCOMING ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAMS

BOSTON, March 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in lifelong learning, is renowned for its knowledgeable experts and lecturers. In that tradition, former network newsmen Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw are scheduled to deliver presentations on the current state of journalism and sustainable living at upcoming learning adventures in Canada and New York.

Dan Rather, the former anchor for the CBS Evening News, is a featured speaker for Quebec, the Canadian Maritimes & Maine: A Voyage Featuring Dan Rather, scheduled for May 2015. By small ship, participants will explore the maritime history of Nova Scotia and the history and European-style charm of Montreal and Quebec City. Mr. Rather will present two engaging lectures, "Fact vs. Fiction in Journalism: Misinformation & the Internet" and "An Evening with Dan Rather," as well as engage in onboard activities with participants.

In August 2015, the former NBC Nightly News Anchor Tom Brokaw will lead Road Scholars on an exploration of the movement to build livable communities. In particular, participants will learn about the growing body of research that enables us to live healthier, more fulfilling lives in more beautiful and sustainable neighborhoods and cities. The Great American Get-Together Chautauqua: Creating Livable Communities will be held in New York at the Chautauqua Institute.

"The caliber of every Road Scholar instructor is exceptional and we are particularly excited that Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw, two of the most well known journalists of our time, will be speaking on such timely topics as the state of journalism and sustainable communities" said James Moses, President and CEO of Road Scholar. "Both talks are timely and relevant."

To enroll in Adventures Afloat: Quebec, the Canadian Maritimes & Maine: A Voyage Featuring Dan Rather, please visit our website at www.roadscholar.org/22142. Participants who enroll by March 31, 2015 will be eligible for free round-trip airfare from over 20 gateways.

To enroll in The Great American Get-Together Chautauqua: Creating Livable Communities, please visit our website at www.roadscholar.org/22062. Participants who enroll by August 30, 2015 will be eligible for free round-trip airfare from over 20 gateways.

About Road Scholar

Not-for-profit Road Scholar's mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. Since inception, more than 5 million people have enrolled in our 5,500 iconic educational adventures offered annually in 50 states and 150 countries around the world.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. To learn more, please visit our website at www.roadscholar.org/press.

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