Arizona PBS and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication invite families to open-house event

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Mark Becker

Eight, Arizona PBS and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism present an evening of activities during Night of the Open Door.

PHOENIX – (Jan. 28, 2015) Eight, Arizona PBS and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication invite the public this week to Arizona State University’s largest open-house event of the year.

ASU’s Night of the Open Door kicks off Saturday, Jan. 31, from 4-8 p.m. on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Community members and children of all ages are welcome to tour Eight, Arizona PBS, the Cronkite School, Sun Devil Fitness Complex and other facilities on the campus. Visitors can participate in hands-on activities on Taylor Mall, including an interactive booth where Cronkite School students lead visitors through a professional, on-camera setup in the field.

Interactive and family-friendly activities hosted by Eight include:

  • Photo opportunities with Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster
  • Meet and greets with PBS KIDS mascots
  • A variety of giveaways and a PBS Nerd raffle
  • PBS sneak previews
  • Eight’s interactive community mural on Taylor Mall

Throughout Night of the Open Door, students and staff will lead tours of the Cronkite School, a 225,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art media complex home to Eight, Arizona PBS and Cronkite's competitive professional programs in broadcast, multimedia and sports journalism, entrepreneurship, new media and public relations. Tours begin in the Cronkite School's first floor lobby at 4:15, 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15 p.m. 

On the day of the event, visitors are encouraged to stop by the University Center lobby, located at 411 N. Central Ave., for tour information.

Night of the Open Door on the Downtown Phoenix campus is hosted by ASU’s Cronkite School, College of Health Solutions, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, College of Letters & Sciences, College of Public Service & Community Solutions and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

For a complete list of activities featured at Night of the Open Door Downtown Phoenix and to register, visit

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