IN THE SPOTLIGHT: 

HEDRICK SMITH, DISTINGUISHED
AMERICAN JOURNALIST, SPEAKS TO BENEFIT
PELICAN AUDUBON SOCIETY,
ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER AND
INDIAN RIVER LAND TRUST.

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 5:00 PM (Benefit reception following event.)

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The Emerson Center proudly presents Hedrick Smith, one of America’s most distinguished journalists. His recent focus on the environment is the latest path he has explored in nearly a half-century of reporting; from beats including Washington, Moscow and Atlanta. It is in this vein that his Emerson Center presentation will benefit the Pelican Audubon Society, Environmental Learning Center and Indian River Land Trust.

Born in Scotland and educated at Oxford, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for his work as a reporter and editor for The New York Times. He was an Emmy Award-winning producer/correspondent during his twenty-plus years with PBS on Frontline, and Washington Week in Review. Smith covered Washington and world capitals for The New York Times, authored several best-selling books and created 20 award-winning PBS prime-time specials and mini-series on Washington’s power game, Soviet Perestroika, the global economy, education reform, health care, teen violence, terrorism and Wall Street.

His Emerson Center talk will be Frontline’s production of Poisoned Waters, a probing examination of the growing hazards of drinking water to human health and the ecosystem which aired in April, 2009. Smith was the program’s producer and narrator.

Hedrick Smith will speak at 5 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $50 each (student tickets are available for $10). A reception and question & answer period following the talk is $25.

Details:

The Emerson Center, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, is conveniently located at 1590 27th Avenue, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue and has more than 300 parking spaces, an auditorium that seats over 800 people in comfortable padded seating, a raised stage that offers everyone unrestricted views, and professional state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. Call 772-778-5249 for tickets, purchase tickets online online at TheEmersonCenter.org, or visit The Emerson Center itself. Group tickets are also available.