The Frederick Speaker Series begins its second season after a wildly successful inaugural year. Continuing the impressive lineup of renowned guests, the 2014 program features world-class speakers who will engage the audience, illuminating topics such as current events, culture, politics, and sports.
All lectures begin at 7:30 pm, followed by private ticketed receptions.
Brian Billick - Wednesday, February 12 - Tickets $30, $25, $20
Super Bowl-winning Head Coach
As a coach who reached the pinnacle of the NFL with a Super Bowl win in 2001, Brian Billick has demonstrated an exceptional ability to take individual players to their highest potential, while keeping his teams unified and focused. In addition to coaching, Brian has co-authored three books and continues his engagement with the NFL as a game analyst with Fox Sports. A dynamic speaker, Brian will inspire you with stories from his career in the NFL and beyond.
Lisa Ling - Wednesday, March 5 - Tickets $30, $25, $20
Acclaimed Journalist and Author
Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of Our America on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and contributing editor for USA Today's USA Weekend magazine. Formerly, Ling served as correspondent for The Oprah Show, contributor to ABC News' Nightline, and host of National Geographic's Explorer series. Lisa will challenge you to think about the best ways to drive positive social change and help you see her unique perspective on how news media accelerates social change and why some stories go unreported.
Event Co-Sponsor: PNC Bank
Benjamin Carson, M.D. - Wednesday, April 9 - Tickets $40, $35, $30
Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Dr. Carson’s remarkable journey from tough, inner-city youth to history-making neurosurgeon celebrates and illustrates the power we all have to excel and influence others. A cancer-survivor and best-selling author, Carson inspires audiences to take charge of their lives, no matter what obstacles confront them. Soft-spoken yet charismatic, Dr. Carson commands the stage and captivates people with a presentation that shares the keys to turning great challenges into greater triumphs.
Tom Brokaw - Wednesday, May 7 - Tickets $75, $70, $60
An iconic news anchor, Tom Brokaw was a familiar figure for a generation of TV viewers as the public face and voice of NBC Nightly News, covering some of the biggest stories in modern history. Brokaw’s distinguished career has been recognized with Peabody, duPont, and Emmy awards. He has published several books and is now a popular essayist for publications ranging from The New York Times to Rolling Stone. Brokaw speaks about the changes he sees happening in American culture, politics, and more.
Event Co-Sponsor: PNC Bank
Titles Available at FCPL
Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home by Laura Ling and Lisa Ling
The Time of Our Lives by Tom Brokaw
The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections by Tom Brokaw