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Buffalo History Museum honors 'Giants' in April

by jmaloni

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Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 am

NY Times best-selling authors and award-winning journalists Lou Michel and Dan J. Herbeck are featured

Earlier this year, The Buffalo History Museum announced its second annual "M&T Third Fridays Giants of Buffalo" program would honor history-making individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in the industry. The program is in association with the Buffalo Broadcasters Association.

On Friday, April 18, "Giants of Buffalo: Journalism" will honor The Buffalo News writers and co-authors of the NY Times best seller, "American Terrorist," Lou Michel and Dan J. Herbeck.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception with live music. Seating for the program begins at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court (at Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace). The cost for the program is $10 for members of the museum and Buffalo Broadcasters Association, and $20 general admission. Call to reserve $35 VIP seating 716-873-9644, ext. 0.

The "Giants" will share their stories on stage in an informal 90-minute talk-show format. The series will be co-moderated by Buffalo News political reporter Robert J. McCarthy and WBBZ-TV Executive Director of Production and Promotion John DiScuillo.

The audience is invited to participate in the discussion during the later portion of the evening. The program will be filmed for television by WBBZ-TV as a special feature; broadcast time and dates to be announced at a later date.

The concept of the program is to engage the guest speakers about their personal and history-making stories as experienced by career choices, industry practices of the day, impact on the region, and inevitable changes.

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

Since its founding in 1862, The Buffalo History Museum has been Western New York's premier historical organization, serving to collect, research, interpret and share the Niagara Frontier's rich history. Its collections include more than 100,000 artifacts, 200,000 photographs and 20,000 books. The History Museum annually presents a wide array of programs, exhibits, tours, outdoor events and activities for all ages that utilize many of these resources.

The Buffalo History Museum is a private not-for-profit organization.

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