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‘Live at 92nd Street Y’ program will feature Tom Brokaw

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

VAIL, COLORADO ” On Sunday at 5:30 p.m., B’nai Vail will host a live satellite broadcast, as the “Live at 92 Street Y” program continues their line-up, with the legendary Tom Brokaw in conversation with Jeff Greenfield on the aftershocks of the ’60s.

Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y programs uses satellite technology to simultaneously broadcast the Y’s renowned educational and cultural programming to community organizations across America. B’nai Vail, with partnering religious and unaffiliated community organizations, started the series last year.

The 2007 season is closing with Tom Brokaw. Hardly a stranger to most households, NBC Nightly News became the most watched broadcast news or cable program in the United States under Brokaw’s tenure. In his newest book, “Boom! Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the ’60s and Today,” Brokaw discusses how famous people, ordinary citizens and the national mindset were affected by the turbulence of the 1960s.

What are some of the aftershocks of the ’60s? This revolutionary era brings to mind some major shifts: Civil Rights and the advance of affirmative action, color-blind and merit-based practices; Women’s Rights, including the FDA approval of birth control, increased divorce rate and the advance of the working mom; Vietnam, the draft and the protests. This decade serves as the foundational pillar that shaped America’s largest and most influential cohort ” the baby boomers.

Additionally, the ’60s are responsible for bringing activism to the forefront of the American mindset. This is the decade that, according to Brokaw, also revolutionized individual entrepreneurship. Brokaw also describes how the decade reshaped and restructured views of the environment, politics and politicians, family and the American national voice.

In his conversation with Jeff Greenfield, Brokaw will discuss these issues and others. “Bnai Vail is thrilled to be closing out the 2007 Live at 92nd Y satellite program with the legendary Tom Brokaw,” said Ben Kliemer of B’nai Vail. “We are looking forward to continuing the community series, which features some of the countries most sought after speakers, when we start up again in 2008.”

Tom Brokaw has authored four bestselling books: “The Greatest Generation,” “The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections,” “An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation” and “A Long Way from Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties.” Brokaw was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw from 1983 to 2005.

Jeff Greenfield is senior political correspondent for CBS News, and he was previously the senior analyst for CNN from 1998 to 2007.

The satellite broadcast begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Vail Interfaith Chapel at 19 Vail Road, downstairs in the Chapel Building (behind the main sanctuary). This program is free to the public, with a $10 suggested donation. For questions, please call 477-2992.

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