National news icon Anderson Cooper will travel to North Carolina this September. The CNN anchor and Emmy winner, who recently came out as gay, brings his “Anderson Cooper’s 360° World View” to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Friday, Sept. 21.

“World View” is based on CNN’s program, “Anderson Cooper’s 360°.” The stage show takes the format of a 45-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute Q&A session.

“Fans love special events like this at DPAC as past speakers like David Sedaris, Garrison Keillor, Bill O’Reilly, Ira Glass and Anthony Bourdain have been some of our most talked about presentations since opening,” Bob Klaus, DPAC general manager, said in a release. “To have an international news figure on our stage brings a whole new dimension to the theater. And as always, our state-of-the-art sound, video and sightlines will ensure guests an intimate experience unmatched by any other theater in the region.”

Tickets went on sale on Saturday, July 28 online at, at, at Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart and at the DPAC Ticket Center, 919-680-2787, 123 Vivian St., in Durham. : :