A Rocky Commencement Speech at Rockford College New York Times reporter Chris Hedges was booed off the stage when he tried to deliver a speech against the war in Iraq during graduation ceremonies at Rockford College in Illinois. He was a late substitute as commencement speaker after the governor of the state couldn't make it. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Paul Pribbenow, the school's president.
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A Rocky Commencement Speech at Rockford College

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A Rocky Commencement Speech at Rockford College

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A Rocky Commencement Speech at Rockford College

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New York Times reporter Chris Hedges was booed off the stage when he tried to deliver a speech against the war in Iraq during graduation ceremonies at Rockford College in Illinois. He was a late substitute as commencement speaker after the governor of the state couldn't make it. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Paul Pribbenow, the school's president.