Thursday, April 11
TICKETS SOLD OUT.
O'Bannon Fundraising Dinner Keynote Speaker
Tom Brokaw, 38-year NBC broadcast
journalist and author
Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News, beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and the 1968 Presidential campaign. From L.A., he went to Washington to work as White House correspondent during Watergate. Next up was New York where he was appointed anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. Brokaw took over Meet the Press for the 2008 Presidential campaign when close friend and colleague Tim Russert died. He has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, Duponts, Emmys, and lifetime achievement recognition. Brokaw has an impressive list of firsts, including first interview with Mikhail Gorbachev, the first network repo rt on human rights abuses in Tibet accompanied by exclusive interview with the Dali Lama, and the only American network anchor to report from Berlin the night the Berlin Wall came down. In 1998, Brokaw published his first book, The Greatest Generation, one of the most popular non-fiction books of the 20th century. His most recent book, The Time of Our Lives, was published in 2012.
Friday, April 12
Panel Discussions and
Judy O'Bannon, Former Indiana First Lady
Admission is with a canned good or free-will cash donation for Hoosier Hills Food Bank.