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.
Please note that admission to the Frederick Speaker Series lectures requires a separate ticket or series subscription. For details, visit frederickspeakerseries.org. 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.
Benjamin Carson, M.D. - Wednesday, April 9 - Tickets $40, $35, $30
Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon (SOLD OUT)
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.
Diane Rehm - Friday, April 25 at 8:00 pm
Weinberg Center for the Arts - Tickets $30 • $25 • $20
"The Diane Rehm Show” has been described by Newsweek as one of the most interesting talk shows in the country.
Diane Rehm is a native Washingtonian who began her radio career in 1973 as a volunteer at WAMU. She became host and producer of two health-oriented programs, and in 1979 was selected to host WAMU’s local morning talk show, “Kaleidoscope,” which was renamed “The Diane Rehm Show” in 1984. For 25 years, Rehm has offered her listeners compelling conversations with the world’s most interesting and important people.
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
Finding my Voice by Diane Rehm
Life with Maxie by Diane Rehm
Toward Commitment : a Dialogue About Marriage by Diane Rehm
The Time of Our Lives by Tom Brokaw
The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections by Tom Brokaw