Simpson Students to Appear on CBS Evening News

*Update 10/17/2012:

*Update 10/16/2012:

Watch the KCCI story that aired last night on the 6:00 news.

Don’t forget to tune into the CBS Evening News tonight at 5:30 p.m. to watch their interview with Scott Pelley!

*Update 10/15/2012:

Here’s your chance to watch four students represent Simpson College on the CBS Evening news and KCCI-TV.The students – Maddie Boswell, Steffi Lee, Jesse Van De Krol and Shanice Whitney – were interviewed by Amanda Lewis from KCCI-TV (Channel 8), the CBS affiliate in Des Moines. The report will appear on tonight’s 6 p.m. newscast, right after after the first commercial break.

The four students go national Tuesday night, when their interview with Scott Pelley will be shown on the CBS Evening News at 5:30 p.m., leading into the presidential debate.

There’s a possibility that other parts of the interview will be shown the next night on the CBS Evening News, as well as CBS This Morning, but that has yet to be determined.


Four Simpson College students were in New York City Friday to be interviewed about their political views by Scott Pelley, anchor of the “CBS Evening News.”

The Simpson students will appear in a panel with three students from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

The interviews are tentatively scheduled to appear on the “CBS Evening News” on Oct. 16, before the next presidential debate, which will be held at Hofstra. The network is interested in discovering the political views of young people regarding the presidential race.

Representing Simpson will be:

  • Madison Boswell, 21, a junior from Humboldt, Iowa, who is majoring in integrative marketing and communications. She remains undecided about her presidential choice.
  • Steffi Lee, 18, a freshman from Anaheim, Calif., who is majoring in multi-media journalism and political science. She supports Mitt Romney for president.
  • Jesse Van De Krol, 22, a fifth-year senior from Lynnville, Iowa, who is majoring in exercise science and environmental science. He expects to vote for President Obama.
  • Shanice Whitney, 20, a sophomore from Kansas City, Mo., who is majoring in elementary education with a special education endorsement. She says she will vote for Obama.

The interviews were arranged through the John C. Culver Public Policy Center on the Simpson campus.

For more information, contact Ken Fuson, 961-1608.

Simpson students also were featured in a Des Moines Register story that looked at the vice presidential debate.