A Rocky Commencement Speech at Rockford College

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1274233/1274234" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from