LIVE FROM THE 92nd STREET Y WILL BRING WORLD-CLASS SPEAKERS TO CAROLINA THEATRE LIVE VIA SATELLITE
The Carolina Theatre will begin presenting live-via-satellite interviews and lectures from the esteemed 92nd Street Y in New York City as part of a new series beginning in September. The series, Live from the 92nd Street Y, will include interviews with notable figures in a broad range of fields, including global affairs, science, politics, economics, history the arts, and more.
“Durham is an intellectually curious town, and a series like this is a perfect fit,” said Bob Nocek, President/CEO of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc., the non-profit which operates the facility. “We could never afford to present a lineup of speakers of this caliber in person with this frequency, so we’re extremely pleased to be able to bring them to Durham in another way.”
The series is being sponsored by Duke University. Duke and the Carolina Theatre have partnered to make a number of complimentary tickets available to students for each broadcast.
Live from the 92nd Street Y will run from September through May and include approximately a dozen interviews on a variety of topics. Attendees in Durham will be able to submit questions on site that will be sent to New York to potentially be read during the broadcast.
The fall schedule includes six interivews beginning Sept. 13 with a panel of “Relevant Octogenarians,” featuring Mayor Ed Koch, Paul Volcker, George J. Mitchell, Pete Peterson and Muriel Siebert. Leonard Lopate, moderator.. Other programs in the fall series include author Thomas Friedman, and a tribute to Julia Child, and writer Anna Quindlan.
The broadcasts, carried live from New York, will be shown using the high-definition digital projectors purchased by the City of Durham as part of its nearly $2 million renovation of the Carolina Theatre last year. The non-profit purchased the satellite equipment necessary to receive the broadcasts earlier this year. The majority of the broadcasts will be shown in the Carolina’s Cinema One.
“The City made a significant investment in our cinemas with the addition of the projectors, and so we’ve been actively seeking new uses for them and new programming to complement what we already offer,” Nocek said.
The series debuted at the Carolina Theatre in May with a private screening for Carolina Theatre donors. That evening’s discussion featured former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright interviewed by veteran reporter Christiane Amanpour.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for Carolina Star Donors, and $5 for students.