Former captive Terry Anderson to teach at Univ. of Kentucky - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Former captive Terry Anderson to teach at Univ. of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A former Middle East correspondent who was once held hostage in Lebanon will teach a journalism course at the University of Kentucky.

Terry Anderson will teach a course on international journalism beginning this semester. The Ohio native will also work on projects with UK's Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the university's Scripps Howard First Amendment Center.

Anderson was a correspondent for The Associated Press in Beirut when terrorists abducted him at gunpoint in March 1985. He was held captive for nearly seven years until Dec. 4, 1991, when he was released.

Anderson has taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Ohio University and in 1994 wrote a book titled "Den of Lions," about his capture.

In 2000, Anderson won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the government of Iran for its role in his kidnapping.

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