Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lincoln and Davis forum

The following is from a pamphlet promoting “Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis: Contrasts, Commonalities and Conversations.”

As the nation celebrates the bicentennial of one of its greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln; another larger-than-life figure with Kentucky roots, Jefferson Davis, looms with a more complex legacy.

Born approximately eight months and 100 miles apart, Lincoln and Davis had many similarities in common with one another. However, their legacies rest on opposite sides of history.

We are pleased to present this forum to explore the souls of these two American leaders. Three noted historians will take the stage in a roundtable format for a two-hour evening event in Todd County, home of the birthplace of Jefferson Davis.

The forum, which will be hosted by legendary journalist Al Smith, will be on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Todd County Central High School.

Here’s the part that kind of has me scratching my head — there will be a charge for the forum and the good seats are more than a Jimmy Buffett concert!

The really good seats will be in the $50 to $100 range. The other seats range from $10 to $30.

Here’s the question I’m pondering: While I think this is a good thing and very interesting, is it something you should charge for?

Also, how will it play in Todd County where a free candidate forum a couple weeks ago was mostly empty?

Posted by Ryan


Anonymous Anonymous said...

With tickets being anywhere from 10.00 to 100.00- dollars per ticket i just do not think we see a big crowd.I agree that the attendance at the political forum was a big disgrace to todd county,ky and especially to elkton,ky that forum should have been a pack house , it should have been easily a standing room only event especially with it being in elkton,ky.

10:29 PM, October 23, 2008  

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