Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Announcing Week to Week: The News Review Program from The Commonwealth Club

On February 24, 2012, we will be premiering a brand new series of programs at The Commonwealth Club of California, and I'm very excited about it. It is called Week to Week, the news review program from The Commonwealth Club, and it is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, but the opportunity only presented itself recently. I will be producing and hosting a weekly live program featuring a panel discussing the week's news, audience Q&A, an in-depth discussion with a newsmaker or journalist or expert on one topic, a news quiz, and thoughts about the coming week.

One thing I did not expect to achieve with the very first program in the series is to get the very first panelists I contacted – but we did. I have been very impressed with Dr. Larry Gerston, a professor emeritus at San Jose State University and a frequent commentator on NBC 11, and the San Francisco Chronicle's Debra Saunders, a frequent commentator on CNN's "Reliable Sources," because they have shown the ability to talk intelligently, civilly, yet engagingly about important news events and trends. I know they'll make a great panel.

The program will begin with a semi-monthly (twice-a-month) schedule, but it will eventually become weekly. Taking place at 12 noon on Fridays, Week to Week will likely become a must-do event for the Bay Area's news-hungry residents. We'll even have box lunches they can buy beforehand, if they want.

So if you are in the Bay Area and would like to spend your Friday lunch period surrounded by people who are engaged with the news, come on over. And if you can't make it, you'll be able to get a 99-cent download of the audio from The Commonwealth Club's online store shortly after the program ends.

Find out how you can attend or how you can download the audio: visit the Week to Week website for details and ticket information.
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