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- Host of CBS TV's Face the Nation
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Bay 7 at American Tobacco Complex, 318 Blackwell St., Durham, NC Directions
You are invited to a special celebration Tuesday, April 17, 2012. NC SPIN, North Carolina's only independently produced statewide TV and radio talk show will be celebrating the presentation of our 700th weekly program. After 14 years on the air we are going to have a great party and hope you will attend.
Bob Schieffer, host of CBS TV's Face the Nation, who Time Magazine calls "the gold standard of sane and solid in American TV journalism," will headline a night of great food, fun and information. Schieffer will talk about his experiences working with legendary newsmen like Walter Cronkite, Harry Reasoner and Eric Severeid, as well as sharing his insights into today's social media, 24-7 cable outlets and the explosion of Internet information. And the night wouldn't be complete unless Schieffer gave us his extraordinary wisdom on the 2012 elections. Your favorite NC SPIN panelists will also share their insights into North Carolina's elections.
Each person attending will receive a free copy of Tom Campbell's new book and a special memento commemorating NC SPIN's 700th show. We've planned a grand event and I hope you will join us at Bay 7 of the American Tobacco Complex in Durham at 6:45 p.m. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available as well as tickets for individuals. A small private reception with Bob Schieffer for corporate sponsors and VIP ticket holders will be held prior to the banquet.
Here’s why Bob Schieffer says programs like NC SPIN are important.
"Sunday mornings are a different time on television. The food fights and shouting matches that mark the prime-time cable programs are rare occurrences on Face the Nation. We have learned that our viewers are more interested in content than how loud someone can speak, and that is what we try to provide - serious discussion and analysis and no sound effects. The evening news programs bring a comprehensive digest of the day's news, but time constraints limit them to just that - being a digest. On Sunday mornings, there is time for longer discussion. Face the Nation and the other Sunday programs have never attracted huge audiences by prime-time standards. It has always been who - not how many - watched our broadcast that has counted. Sunday mornings may be staid, even old-fashioned, but it is a time when those who shape opinion and make policy watch and listen to each other."
We hope you will join Bob Schieffer and the NC SPIN family and we commemorate 14 years of discussion of North Carolina public policy issues.
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