At the age of 68, Bob Dotson is still doing what he loves -- it all started at the University of Kansas.
Dotson, an NBC broadcast journalist, attended KU because his grandfather, who graduated from the University, brought him to the front of the law school and told Dotson, “You ought to go here.” Originally, he wanted to become a lawyer, but he fell in love with journalism.
“I got on the local campus radio station, and the rest was history,” Dotson said.
Now, he is being presented with the William Allen White Foundation National Citation Recipient Award, and what he calls a “true honor.”
Dotson is one of the greatest storytellers of this generation, and advice he gives to up and coming journalist is, “The desire every morning when you wake up, to make yourself one of a kind, will get you closer to having a happy life.”
His favorite story he has ever done?
“The next one.”
Shot, Written and Edited by Tomas Hoppough and Hank Cavagnaro