David Fanning was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature.
David Fanning, who graduated from UCT in 1970 with a BA, and who had been a member of the editorial team of Varsity, is undoubtedly the most distinguished international media figure UCT has produced.
For thirty years he has been the Executive Producer of Frontline, the United State's longest-running public television documentary series distinguished for its excellence, independence and integrity. He a cultural figure of enormous significance and has maintained and extended the tradition of investigative documentary making. Fanning is committed to making his work accessible: he has stayed in the public broadcasting service, and, since 2002 Frontline has streamed most its documentaries free.
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