[act-ma] 10/25: "The Politics of Handsome" with Lyons, Kulhawik, Falcone, & Saragoni; moderated by Eagan; presented by Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk -- Oct. 25

Mary Curtin marycurtin at comcast.net
Tue Oct 9 13:30:01 PDT 2012

Ford Hall Forum
at Suffolk University

Paula Lyons (Executive Communications Coach, Bates Communications),
Joyce Kulhawik (Arts Critic & Advocate/ JoycesChoices.com),
Lauren Beckham Falcone (WROR), and Jan Saragoni (President, Saragoni & Co.);
moderated by Margery Eagan (Boston Herald Columnist; Host 96.9 FM-Talk)

Thurs., Oct. 25, 6:30-8 pm

Modern Theatre

(Boston, MA 02111) Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents "The
Politics of Handsome" with Paula Lyons, Joyce Kulhawik, Lauren Beckham
Falcone, and Jan Saragoni; discussion moderated by Margery Eagan. Thurs.,
Oct. 25, 6:30-8 pm. Admission is free and open to all. Modern Theatre (part
of Suffolk University), 525 Washington St., Boston, MA. Wheelchair
accessible and conveniently located near the Downtown Crossing stop on the
MBTA Orange and Silver Lines. For more information, call Ford Hall Forum at
617-557-2007 or visit www.fordhallforum.org <http://www.fordhallforum.org/>

Mitt Romney, Scott Brown, Senator Rob Portman, and many other self-described
conservatives are the "Mad Men" of politics, evoking the age of Don Draper
with retro style. In the shadow of our first African-American president, is
this trend a return to a simpler age of the Cold War and domestic abundance?
What sparked the trend to run these slicked-back, chiseled-jawed
politicians? Two wars, the horrible economy, the need for a "Dad" in the
driver's seat to see the USA in a Chevrolet? This all-female panel of Boston
personalities, Paula Lyons, Joyce Kulhawik, Lauren Beckham Falcone, Jan
Saragoni, and moderator Margery Eagan will explore some voters' need to
hearken back to when kids respected adults and neighbors knew each other.
These days, when our government seems to be turning back the clock on
women's issues, can style rescue us from weighty substance?

Further background information on participants:

Margery Eagan
Margery Eagan is a veteran columnist with the
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Herald> Boston Herald, a
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk_radio> talk radio host, and a frequent
guest on CNN, ABC, Fox News, and the Imus in the Morning radio show. Her
commentaries include gender/women's issues, Catholicism, and politics. Eagan
was hired as a general assignment reporter at the
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Herald> Boston Herald and started her
own column in 1984. She served a "refining stint" as a senior writer at
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Magazine> Boston Magazine, and returned
to her column at the Herald, where she continues currently. She has received
two nominations for GLAAD Media Awards in the category of Outstanding
Newspaper Columnist. Eagan also currently co-hosts a morning talk radio show
with Jim Braude on Boston's WTKK-FM. She is a frequent presence on local
Boston area television, notably WGBH's Greater Boston, on which she often
appears as a panelist on that program's Friday evening "Beat the Press"
edition, summarizing and critiquing media coverage of the prior week's news

Lauren Beckham Falcone
Lauren Beckham Falcone is a sidekick on the "Loren & Wally Morning Show" on
Boston's WROR-FM. As the only on-air female member of the show, she reads
the news, shares her thoughts on life, and joins in the general fun of the
program. She was the winner of the show's Dancing with the WROR Stars and
donated the $500 prize to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress. Falcone
worked at the Boston Herald for almost 18 years most recently as a columnist
writing about pop culture, politics, news and other hot topics of the day.
An award-winning reporter and columnist for the Herald, she credits her
current success as a pop-culture commentator to watching too much TV as a
kid and scouring the Internet too much as an adult.

Joyce Kulhawik
Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning Arts and Entertainment
Critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), is currently lending her expertise
as an arts advocate and cancer crusader. Kulhawik is the President of the
Boston Theatre Critics Association and a Member of the Boston Society of
Film Critics. A three-time cancer survivor, she served as the Honorary
Chairperson since 1983 for the American Cancer Society's largest Spring
fundraiser and, as a member of the Society's Advisory Board, continues to
raise millions of dollars for the Society and its First Hope Lodge in
Boston. The American Cancer Society honored Kulhawilk with its National
Bronze Medal Award for her work. She continues to perform as a Guest
Narrator and has performed with the Boston Pops, the New England
Philharmonic, Boston Musica Viva, the Boston Civic Symphony, and the Concord

Paula Lyons
Paula Lyons is an executive communications coach and senior communications
consultant. As a sought-after speaker, writer, coach and media expert, she
provides clients with the advice of a veteran with experienced on both sides
of the podium and platform. Prior to joining Bates Communications in 2004,
Lyons earned respect and accolades as a top-rated consumer reporter and
familiar face on ABC's Good Morning America, as well as two major market
television stations in Boston, WBZ TV (CBS) and WCVB-TV (ABC). She won a
number of regional Emmys for her work and for enterprise reporting from the
Associated Press. Lyons is a regular panelist on National Public Radio's
weekly comedy quiz show, "Says You."

Jan Saragoni
Saragoni & Company founder and President Janice M. Saragoni is a Boston
native with more than 20 years experience in media relations, marketing and
public affairs. Her firm's experience in diverse business environments
provides clients the ability to develop effective communications strategies
and build important relationships that allow them to realize their goals.
Saragoni has been named to several notable lists, including Boston
magazine's "Fabulous Forty" and its "Fifty Most Powerful People in Boston."
She is a regular on-air contributor to the "Emily Rooney Show" on WGBH-FM,
where she co-hosts the "J-Squared" segment with WGBH-TV reporter Jared
Bowen. Active in the public arena, Saragoni served as a director of several
distinguished organizations including the Massachusetts Convention Center
Authority, the Massachusetts Lottery Commission, and the Massachusetts
Women's Political Caucus. She is a member of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's
Women's Lunch Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of Save
Venice, an organization dedicated to preserving that city's artistic

Coming up next at Ford Hall Forum:

Nitin Nohria (Dean, Harvard Business School) and Tom Peters (Business
moderated by Donna Carpenter (CEO, New Word City)
Thurs., Nov. 1, 7-8:30 pm
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University

Two of the foremost minds on business, Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard
Business School, and Thomas J. Peters, author of "In Search of Excellence:
Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies," discuss teaching ethics to
business students. Nohria and Peters share their wisdom on morally
committing to your business, the misnomer of "corporate responsibility," and
teachable behavior versus intrinsic personal character. With guidance from
moderator Donna Carpenter, CEO of New Word City, their conversation will
span from partnering with others who aren't ethical to serving the
stakeholders. Between purpose and pay-offs, where are our principles in
business today?

Stay Tuned for Flash Forums
Flash Forums are programs that Ford Hall Forum plan to produce right when
the news hits. Arranged roughly a week in advance, Flash Forums will bring
in an expert speaker, either in person or via Skype, to deliberate on a
hot-off-the-press issue.

About Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University: "Provoking Thought: Listen.
Learn. Engage"

Ford Hall Forum is the nation's oldest free public lecture series, providing
an open venue for sharing opinions and discussing controversial points of
view. It advances the First Amendment through freedom of expression,
encouraging attendees to engage directly with speakers. Ford Hall Forum
discussions illuminate the key issues facing our society by bringing to its
podium knowledgeable and thought-provoking orators from a broad range of
perspectives. These experts participate for free, and in settings that
promote a culture of involvement in a non-partisan environment.

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 Boston area with the generous support from state agencies,
foundations, corporations, academic institutions, and individuals. In its
104th year of programming, the Forum continues to build upon its partnership
with Suffolk University. 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 American International Group (AIG), AMES Hotel,
Broadway Video, The Fred & Marty Corneel Fund, Gray Media, Greater New
England Minority Supplier Development Council, Helen Rees Literary Agency,
Iron Mountain, Jackson & Company, Katz Nannis + Solomon, The Lowell
Institute, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Nellie Mae Education Foundation,
Penny Pimentel, The Pfizer Foundation, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation,
Prince Lobel & Tye, Saturday Night Live, Suffolk University, True North,
and WBUR 90.9 FM.

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




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