[act-ma] Nov. 13: "Election 2008: Review and Forecast" with Barney Frank & Emily Rooney; presented by Ford Hall Forum

Mary Curtin marycurtin at comcast.net
Thu Oct 23 15:01:58 PDT 2008

Ford Hall Forum
at Suffolk University

Election 2008:
Review and Forecast

Congressman Barney Frank
Chairman, House Financial Services Committee
(Democrat, 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts)

joined by
Emily Rooney
Host and Executive Editor of Greater Boston

Thursday, November 13, at 6:30-8:30 pm
Old South Meeting House

(Boston, MA) Ford Hall Forum presents "Election 2008: Review and Forecast"
with Congressman Barney Frank, joined by Emily Rooney. Thursday, November
13, at 6:30-8:30 pm.  Admission is free and open to all. Old South Meeting
House, 310 Washington Street (corner of Milk St.), Boston, MA. Wheelchair
accessible and conveniently located near the State St. and Downtown Crossing
stops on the MBTA. For more information, call the Ford Hall Forum at
617-557-2007 or visit www.fordhallforum.org.

Obama. McCain. Who will be sitting in the Oval Office on January 21, 2009?
What does it mean for the future of our country? The economy. Supreme Court
justices. Foreign policy. Global warming. Nuclear proliferation. Abortion.
Energy security. Join us as Congressman Barney Frank speaks with Greater
Boston host Emily Rooney to unravel the deciding factors that led one
candidate into the winner's circle -- and then look forward to its impact on
the coming years for our nation.

Background information:

Congressman Barney Frank has been in Congress since 1981. He is the Chairman
of the Financial Services Committee. Previously he was a Massachusetts State
Representative and an assistant to the Mayor of Boston. He has also taught
at several Boston area universities.  ( <http://www.house.gov/frank/>

Emily Rooney has been host and executive editor of Greater Boston, WGBH's
local issues and public affairs program, since its debut in January 1997.
Greater Boston airs Monday through Friday at 7pm on WGBH 2 and at midnight
on WGBH 44, providing viewers with a fresh approach to and in-depth analysis
of timely news, politics, and public affairs issues of local interest. The
series has been honored with numerous New England Emmys, Associated Press
and Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best Public Affairs Program, and excellence
in writing and commentary. She has also received the Dennis Kauff Award for
Excellence in Reporting, the Yankee Quill Award from the American Newspaper
Society and the Reporter of the Year Award from the Mass Bar Association.  (
<http://www.wgbh.org/gb/> http://www.wgbh.org/gb/)

The Ford Hall Forum is the nation's oldest free public lecture series. The
Forum promotes freedom of speech and fosters an informed and effective
citizenry through the public presentation of lectures, debates, and
discussions. Its events illuminate the key issues facing our society by
bringing to its podium knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers,
including some of the most controversial opinion leaders of our times. These
speakers are presented in person, for free, and in settings, which
facilitate frank and open debate.

The Forum began in 1908 as a series of Sunday evening public meetings held
at the Ford Hall, which once stood on Beacon Hill in Boston. While the
original building no longer exists, the public conversations have continued
throughout the Greater Boston area with the generous support of foundations,
corporations, academic institutions, and individuals. As the Forum marks its
100th Anniversary, it is embarking on a new partnership with the Suffolk
University College of Arts & Sciences. Suffolk is now housing the Forum's
administrative offices just a block away from where the original Ford Hall
once stood.

Ford Hall Forum programs are made possible through the generous
contributions from individual members as well as corporations and
foundations, including The Boston Foundation, The Boston Public Library,
Citizens Bank, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, CBT Architects, The Fred
and Marty Corneel Fund, Fidelity Investments, Helen Rees Literary Agency,
Houghton Chemical Corporation, Jackson & Company, Levine, Katz, Nannis +
Solomon, PC, The Lowell Institute, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Nellie
Mae Education Foundation, The Old South Meeting House, The Pfizer
Foundation, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation, Prince, Lobel, Glovksy, and
Tye, LLP, The WAND Education Foundation, WBUR, WGBH, William Gallagher

The Ford Hall Forum presents this program in collaboration with the Old
South Meeting House, as part of their Partners in Public Dialogue Series.
Old South Meeting House is a non-profit museum and historic site, located on
the Freedom Trail, dedicated to sustaining the building's tradition as a
community-gathering place for the free exchange of ideas and to provide a
place where people can connect the issues of the past with the issues of
today. It receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state
agency, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, and
other public and private sources. Visit www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org for
more information.

For more information on the Ford Hall Forum, contact Director Alex Minier,
617-557-2007, alex at fordhallforum.org or visit www.fordhallforum.org
<http://www.fordhallforum.org/> . Information about Suffolk University's
partnership with the Ford Hall Forum can be obtained by contacting Mariellen
Norris, (617) 573-8450, mnorris at suffolk.edu. 

Ford Hall Forum
"tomorrow's ideas, today's conversations"




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