2017-2018 SpeakersPrograms Begin at 7:30pm in Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.

Tom Brokaw

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Start time 7:30 p.m.

Tom Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy and the 1968 presidential campaign.

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Diana Nyad

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Start time 7:30 p.m.

At the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Diana Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida on September 2, 2013. Upon completing her grueling 53-hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, “I have three messages…”

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John Brennan

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Start time 7:30 p.m.

John O. Brennan was sworn in as director of the Central Intelligence Agency on March 8, 2013. As director, he managed intelligence collection, analysis, covert action, counterintelligence and liaison relationships with foreign intelligence services.

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Geno Auriemma

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Start time 7:30 p.m.

Geno Auriemma has served as the head coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team for the past 32 years. Under his transformative leadership the team has garnered 11 national titles, 18 Final Four appearances, six perfect seasons, and 45 Conference titles.

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