Oscar-Winning actress and humanitarian Mia Farrow starred in more than 40 films such as Rosemary’s Baby and Hannah and Her Sisters. She talks about her work in Darfur, her Hollywood childhood, and her personal connections with the likes of Andre Previn, John Lennon, and Salvador Dali.
Dr. Connie Ruzich of Robert Morris University recaps remarks by economist and former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich on Jan. 13, 2010 at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series at Heinz Hall.
Having served in the Ford, Carter and Clinton administrations, and as a member of President Obama's economic transition advisory board, Reich is well regarded as one of the nation's leading thinkers on business, labor and the economy. As Secretary of Labor he worked to pass the Retirement Protection Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and increased the minimum wage for hourly workers.
Connie Ruzich summarizes the remarks of Laura Bush at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series. Bush spoke about family, literacy, favorite books, vital volunteer organizations, and her indelible experiences as First Lady.
Ruth Drescher speaks before a Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic concert commemorating the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht. The concert featured music by Jewish composers that was banned by the Nazi regime.
The former First Lady talks with Jim Cunningham about Fred Rogers, children's books, visiting Shanksville, life in the White House, appearing with Jenna on the Leno show, libraries, teachers, her husband's activities, and the arts.
Dr. Connie Ruzich summarizes the remarks of underwater explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series on October 14, 2009.
From 1994, Lincoln Maazel, noted actor and father of conductor Lorin Maazel, speaks on the occasion of his performance with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, founded by his wife, Marie. Lincoln Maazel died in Sep., 2009 at age 106. A memorial will be held at Heinz Chapel at 11:00 am on Oct. 11.
Since being thrown overboard from the Calypso at age 7 by his father, Jacques, this explorer, environmentalist, educator and documentary film producer has communicated his love and concern for our “water planet.” He tells QED 89.3's Jim Cunningham about his favorite moments at sea, sounds of the sea, and about finding solutions to environmental problems that are most evident in our oceans.
Dr. Connie Ruzich summarizes the remarks of former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series on September 30, 2009.