Saturday, September 26, 2009

Week Late...Still Newsworthy

Looking for support for his health care issue and a jump in approval ratings, the President made the rounds last Sunday on all the major news shows. Newsworthy to us, as one of the interviewers was the host of Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer. Schieffer will visit the Sacramento Speakers Series this coming January. Click the link below to see Schieffer's interview with Obama.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Powell Shines

From early survey results from patrons, General Colin Powell seems to have been a big hit with patrons last night at the Community Center Theater.
His story detailing important "venting" talks with President Ronald Reagan seemed to be the highlight for many.
If you were in attendance and would like to take the survey, simply click here. We will share the results at our next program.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Past Speaker in Motion

Past speaker Ken Burns (06-07 season) is at it again with his latest documentary featuring America's National Parks. The six part film debuts on PBS on September 27th.

While the story does not have nearly the local ties to Sacramento that his latest film (The War) did, I would imagine it will be equally interesting and powerful.

Here is a link to the official site where you can find more information about The National Parks: America's Best Idea.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Welcome to Behind the Podium

Welcome to the Sacramento Speakers Series brand new blog. From time to time, we'll be here adding information about upcoming speakers, comment about an interesting article we might find, and give patron feedback from an evening or two. We hope you'll join the discussion and be a part of our forum.