'CBS Evening News' anchor Scott Pelley to be keynote speaker at NACDS Foundation Dinner

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has tapped "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley to be the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Foundation Dinner on Nov. 29 in New York.

“We are honored that distinguished journalist Scott Pelley will provide the keynote address at this year’s NACDS Foundation Dinner,” stated Edith Rosato, president of the NACDS Foundation.  “We look forward to his captivating accounts and energizing message, crafted with the benefit of a 20-year career on the front line of news and politics.”

An Emmy-award winning journalist, Pelley became a national reporter for CBS News in 1989.  He went on to become the network’s chief White House correspondent.  During his career, he covered some of the biggest domestic and international news stories and interviewed a variety of world leaders, including George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Pelley has received multiple awards for his reporting and investigative work.

Pelley and his "60 Minutes" team provided independent coverage of 2003’s invasion of Iraq, having decided to forego the Pentagon’s approach to “embedding” reporters within the U.S. forces.  He also is known for diverse reporting, including an award-winning investigation of child slavery in India, and an interview in 2008 with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke — despite the tradition by which the Federal Reserve chairman refrains from such exposure.  In 2002, Pelley was granted the only interview with President George W. Bush on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

“The NACDS Foundation values the opportunity to present highly relevant insights on an evening that celebrates the NACDS Foundation’s highly relevant work to advance public health,” Rosato stated.

The NACDS Foundation is guided by a mission to utilize and support education, research, and charitable involvement to help people improve their health and quality of life through an understanding of medication therapy and the importance of taking medications appropriately.  Each year, the financial support provided by the Annual Dinner benefactors is used to develop programs and research to further advance patient care through community pharmacy.

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