Besides having a famous son, Nick Clooney has earned his own reputation as a legend in the broadcasting biz. Nick is an award-winning journalist, author and television personality and will be in Dayton on April 7, 2011, to speak at the Junior League of Dayton’s Town Hall Lecture Series.
Reporter, Journalist, Television Show Host, Author, Activist – Nick Clooney has worn many hats during his distinguished career. He has accumulated numerous awards and honors for his work, including three Emmy nominations for his work researching and introducing “golden era” movies for the American Movie Classics (AMC) channel and was named one of the “best in the business of television news” by the Washington Review of Journalism.
In addition to hosting the The Nick Clooney Show, he garnered national attention for his coverage of the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire in northern Kentucky. Clooney continued to focus on hard news, and helped the ABS affiliate, WKRC-TV, become a solid #1 in local news rankings.
Clooney is also known for having a son who has achieved success in the acting and directing fields. In 2006, Clooney and his son, George, travelled to the war-torn region of Darfur and filmed the documentary, A Journey to Darfur. The film has been shown throughout the world and was released on DVD in 2008, with proceeds donated to the International Rescue Committee.
The Town Hall Lecture Series is sponsored by its media partners, ThinkTV and Times Community Newspaper. The Nick Clooney lecture is presented by Freund, Freeze & Arnold: A Legal Professional Association. To date, the Town Hall Lecture Series has raised over $1.8 million to support local JLD community programs, such as POWER (Program of Wellness Education and Resources), a children’s advocacy program in partnership with The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, and the Holiday Hunt, an annual tradition of the Dayton Holiday Festival.
Tickets are $31 each (plus handling) and can be ordered by calling 937-228-3630 or online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and the lecture begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Schuster Center in Downtown Dayton.
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The Junior League of Dayton is an organization of women who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about the JLD and its community programs, visit www.jldayton.org.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]