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Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls among Buffalo History Museum's 'M&T Third Fridays Giants of Buffalo'

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Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:00 pm

Extraordinary Western New York television personalities and best-selling journalists share stories in discussion series

The Buffalo History Museum has announced its second annual "Giants of Buffalo" discussion series featuring history-making individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in the fields of television and journalism.

On Friday, March 21, the first of two scheduled discussions is "Giants of Buffalo: Television." It will feature legendary WKBW Channel 7 TV news team: Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls.

On Friday, April 18, "Giants of Buffalo: Journalism" is set to feature The Buffalo News writers and co-authors of the NY Times bestseller, "American Terrorist," Dan J. Herbeck and Lou Michel.

The concept of the program is to engage the audience and the guest speakers in an informal talk-show format about their personal stories as experienced by career choices, industry practices of the day, impact on this region, and inevitable changes. The series, led by an apposite moderator, takes place annually in the spring months.

A committee selects individuals honored at the "Giants of Buffalo" program.

This year, the discussion series is in collaboration with the Buffalo Broadcasters Association and offers an adult soirée around the program. Wine, soft drinks and light snacks will be made available.

The events begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Seating for the program begins at 7 p.m.

"Giants of Buffalo" is held at The Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court (at Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace).

Tickets will go on sale at the museum and online Feb. 14. The cost to attend is $10 for members, $20 general admission, and $35 VIP. Museum admission is free.

The general public may call 716-873-9644, ext. 0, or email [email protected] to inquire about the program. For more information, visit www.buffalohistory.org.

These "Giants of Buffalo" events are sponsored by M&T Bank.

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