The 2009 Inaugural Speaker Series continues at Shell Point Retirement Community with Chris Wallace, veteran broadcast journalist and host of FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, on Monday Feb.9 at 7p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium.
Wallace will focus his discussion on current political affairs and how the first 100 days of any presidency are critical to the direction of the country. Barack Obama's presidency is one of the most highly anticipated in the history of our nation. The United States is at a turning point in its economics and its foreign and domestic policy, and the early steps taken by the Obama administration will determine the course of the next four years. Wallace's presentation will provide the audience with a unique, behind-the-headlines perspective on the latest issues in Washington and will include a dynamic question and answer session.
Currently the host of FOX News Sunday, political speaker Chris Wallace has been in the media presence for years, serving as a journalist for ABC News, and as a senior correspondent for PrimeTime and 20/20. With a journalistic style reminiscent of the late Tim Russert, he has also served as a White House correspondent and anchor on NBC News' premier Sunday talk show, Meet the Press. During his career Mr. Wallace has won every major award for broadcast journalism including a Dupont-Columbia Award, three Emmys, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the George Polk Award. His best-selling 2004 book, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage, details the tradition of leadership in America's presidency.
A political expert and experienced speaker, Mr. Wallace discusses current national and political affairs with expertise and insight, drawn from his prolific career which includes interviews with numerous world leaders, celebrities, and athletes. Mr. Wallace is also able to offer audiences a perspective on how an investigative reporter operates. His insights into television and politics today are in high-demand and respected throughout the United States.
"Our residents are looking forward to having Mr. Wallace here to discuss the impacts of the new Presidency," said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point. "The residents here at Shell Point are very active in the political process, so they are interested in the direction the new President will take this country. We feel there are also many people in the surrounding community who would also be interested in hearing Mr. Wallace speak."
You may purchase tickets to attend Chris Wallace's program for $40. To purchase tickets, or receive additional information about the 2009 Speaker Series, please call (239) 454-2067. The 2009 Speaker Series will also include the Shroud of Turin photographer Barrie Schwortz in March.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. For more information about Shell Point, please call (239) 466-1131 or visit www.shellpoint.org.