Published on Monday, 12 March 2012 20:55
The Union League Club of Chicago will be hosting two forums this month, both media-related and both part of their long-running series "Breakfast@65 West."
The first of the two "Breakfast@65 West" events will be this Wednesday, March 14th. The event is entitled "Should the Public be in Public Broadcasting." With conservative politicians calling for the end of tax-payer funding to public broadcasting organizations such as Chicago's WBEZ-FM and WTTW-TV, a pair of special guests will debate this topic with each other and the audience. Those special guests will be Torey Malatia, Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Public Media and Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist.
The second of the two breakfast forums will be "Post-Republican Primary Analysis," which will take place on Thursday, March 22nd. There, a panel of guests will discuss the results of the Illinois primary from two days earlier, and the Republican struggle to find a candidate for the 2012 Presidential elections. The panel will feature Micah Materre, WGN-TV news anchor, Tom McNamee, Chicago Sun-Times Editorial page editor, and Bruce DuMont, host of "Beyond the Beltway" and President/CEO of the Museum of Broadcast Communications.
Chris Robling, a member of the Union League Club of Chicago's Public Affairs Committee, will moderate both forums.
Both forums will begin with breakfast at 7:30am, followed by the program at 8:00am, with an adjournment time of 9:00am. They will take place at the Union League Club of Chicago, located at 65 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago.
The events are open to both Union League Club members and non-members. Non-Union League Club members may request a reservation by calling the Public Affairs office at 312-435-5946 or by sending an e-mail to