Past Speakers

2018-2019

  • Christina Baker Kline (Author)
  • Rita Moreno (Actress, Dancer & Singer)
  • Alan Zweibel (Producer, Writer & Author)
  • Jeffrey Rosen (Constitutional Scholar, Security Expert & Author)

2017-2018

  • Connie Stevens (Singer, Actress)
  • Tom Gjelten (NPR Correspondent)
  • Robert Whittman (Former FBI Special Agent, Art Crime)
  • Jan McInnis (Finding the Funny...)

2016-2017

  • Anson Williams/Don Most (Former Stars of Happy Days)
  • Mandy B Anderson (Co-Founder of Big Blue Couch, LLC)
  • Marc Papadula (Top 10 Movies that Changed America)
  • Denise Kiernan (Girls of Atomic City)

2015-2016

  • Vicki Lawrence (Multi-Talented Extraordinaire)
  • Roland Mesnier (Former White House Pastry Chef)
  • Dr. Jo-Ellan Dimitrius (Jury Consultant, Trial Consultant, & Legal Commentator)
  • Bob Eubanks (The Newlywed Game)

2014-2015

  • Nick Clooney (Moments That Changed Us)
  • Ceci Connolly (Health Research Expert)
  • Klea Blackhurst (Songs & Sass of Ethel Merman)
  • Dr. Jill Carroll (Religious Tolerance Expert)

2013-2014

  • Rick Steves (Europe Through the Back Door)
  • Stephen Bogart & Cass Warner (An Inside Look at the Titans of Hollywood)
  • Gioia Diliberto (How Coco Chanel Created Modern Style)
  • Gentry Lee (A Vision of the 21st Century)

2012-2013

  • Kal Kallaugher (Editorial Cartoons, Satire & Freedom of Expression)
  • Francine Segan (Chocolate 101: History & Tasting)
  • Steve Hartman (Assignment America)
  • Tony DeSare & Tom Santipietrio (The Best is Yet to Come) (Frank Sinatra)

2011-2012

  • Anne Thompson (Sharing Insights & Experiences on Environmental & Economic Issues)
  • Randy Cohen (The Good, the Bad and the Difference: Making the Distinction between Ethical Behavior & Illegal Activity)
  • Lisa Kivirist (A Lifestyle Focusing on Meaningful 'Right Livilihood', Simplicity and Frugality)
  • LaDonna Gatlin (Musical Selections from the 'Sentimental Journey' Era)

2010-2011

  • Kelly Corrigan
  • Anita Gutschick
  • Byron Pitts
  • Joan Brock

2009-2010

  • Becky Gulsvig
  • Ronan Tynan
  • Kate Adamson
  • Barbara McClintock

2008-2009

  • Amy Dickinson
  • Candice DeLong
  • Howie Franklin
  • Rob Gifford

2007-2008

  • Dickie Arbiter
  • Betty Mahmoody
  • Ric Burns
  • Nancy Giles

2006-2007

  • Jane Brody
  • Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs
  • David Bornstein
  • Martha Raddatz

2005-2006

  • Joel Meyerowitz
  • Erin Gruwell
  • Francis Bok
  • North Wood

2004-2005

  • Elliot Engel
  • Von Trapp Children
  • Louis Raymond
  • Sylvia Nasar

2003-2004

  • Arthur Frommer
  • Solid Brass
  • Susan Stamberg
  • Lori Borgman

2002-2003

  • Homer H. Hickam, Jr
  • Gale Riley
  • Kieu Chinh
  • Peter Howard

2001-2002

  • Scott Ritter
  • Christopher Buckley
  • Betty Boyd Caroli
  • Donna Woolfolk Cross

2000-2001

  • Kate Campbell Stevenson
  • Dr Will Miller
  • Deborah Norville
  • Susan Granger

1999-2000

  • Susan Eisenhower
  • Michael York
  • Bill Schustik
  • Hope Mihalap

1998-1999

  • Jon Hasse/Ann Fennessy
  • Rabbi Marc Gellman & Monsignor Thomas Hartman
  • Dr Guy Rice Doud
  • Kathy Cronkite

1997-1998

  • Rita Moreno
  • Henry Haller
  • Frank Murray
  • Dorsey Brothers Band

1996-1997

  • Morton Dean
  • Jack Canfield
  • John Raitt
  • Lev Kedem

1995-1996

  • Ben Vereen
  • B. Gentry Lee
  • Lorie Line
  • Eliot Eliot Engel, Jayne Meadows

1994-1995

  • Richard Simmons
  • Patricia Moore
  • loretta Laroche
  • Tanya Griffith

1993-1994

  • Father Andrew Greeley
  • Tanya Griffith
  • Helen Thomas
  • Eileen Fulton

1992-1993

  • Dr. Tony Campolo
  • G. Gordon Liddy
  • Victoria Solonina
  • Nanette Fabray

1991-1992

  • Robert Kennedy, Jr.
  • John Powers
  • Dr. Richard Ittner
  • Joan Benny

1990-1991

  • David & Julie Eisenhower
  • Joseph Piscatella
  • Judith Viorst
  • Peter Howard

1989-1990

  • Col. Charles Scott
  • Myron Jones
  • Nien Cheng
  • Lloyd Dobyns

1988-1989

  • John Dancy
  • Johnny Andrews
  • Steven Ford
  • Phyllis Frelich

1987-1988

  • John Stossel
  • Dorothy Debolt
  • Lorna Kelly
  • Joyce Brothers

1986-1987

  • Lorin Hollander
  • Jeff Greenfield
  • Betty Williams
  • Camelia Sadat

1985-1986

  • Capt. Gerald Coffee
  • Anna Maria Alberghetti
  • Shirley Leuth
  • Jayne Meadows

1984-1985

  • Heloise Gordon L.
  • Iseminger, Ph.D.
  • George Plimpton
  • The Contessa de Romanones

1983-1984

  • Eric Severeid
  • Ralph Salerno
  • Georgia Anne Geyer
  • Eugenia Lukerman

1982-1983

  • William A Nolan, MD
  • Patricia Neal
  • Deena Kaye
  • Peg Bracken

1981-1982

  • Hon Winston Churchill
  • Nila Magidoff
  • Allison Laland
  • Stanley Marcus

1980-1981

  • Patrice Munsell
  • Lynda Johnson Robb
  • Veberly Barbour
  • Will Rogers, Jr

1979-1980

  • Polly Bergen
  • John Peer Nugent
  • Deidre Stanforth
  • Frank Cappiello

1978-1979

  • Thomas Hoving
  • Mouza Iumwalt
  • Jim Thorne
  • Orson Bean

1977-1978

  • Lee Bailey
  • Wyatt Cooper
  • George Cukor
  • June Weir

1976-1977

  • Erma Bombeck
  • Bob Cromie
  • Phyllis Kepler
  • Reid Buckley

1975-1976

  • Ann Landers
  • Clive David
  • Henry Cabot Lodge
  • Marjorie Holmes

1974-1975

  • Art Linkletter
  • John Robert Powers
  • Jon Lindbergh
  • Princess of Siam

1973-1974

  • Virginia Graham
  • Lawrence Gichner
  • Ray Bolger
  • Irene Kampen

1972-1973

  • Vincent Price
  • Olivia de Havilland
  • James Calvert
  • Robert St. John

1971-1972

  • Sam Levenson
  • Kitty Carlisle
  • Betty & Jack Melville
  • Norman Garbo

Town Hall Lecture Series

The 2019-2020 Town Hall Lecture Series is located at:

Fargo Holiday Inn
3803 13th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103

All lectures are held on Mondays.
Lecture: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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