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Hedrick Smith Booksigning
One of America’s most distinguished journalists, Hedrick Smith, will discuss his book, Who Stole the American Dream?, at the Friendship Heights Village Center on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and editor was with the New York Times for 26 years and was a principal panelist on Washington Week in Review and a special correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer for 25 years. His documentary work has won many of television’s major awards, including two Emmy Awards. In 1971, as chief diplomatic correspondent, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced the Pentagon Papers series. In 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe. Who Stole the American Dream? explains how our nation moved from an era of middle class prosperity and power and effective bipartisan politics in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, to today's polarized politics and gaping inequalities in the economy and a middle class. There is no cost for this event. Friendship Heights Village Center is located at 4433 S. Park Avenue in Chevy Chase. Please sign up in advance by calling the Village Center at 301-656-2797. Copies of the book, provided by Politics and Prose, will be available for purchase.
More About Friendship Heights Village Center
The Center houses the offices of the Friendship Heights Village and also serves as a community center. The halls and multi-purpose room host local artists' work (which changes every month). There are two classrooms and a private patio. The Center offers art and fitness classes and concerts and movie nights at the facility. Council meetings are held the second Monday of most months at 8pm in the multi-purpose room.
On Saturdays in May to mid-November on the front portico of the Village Center is the Twin Springs Market from 9am-1pm.
The area is also served by a shuttle bus that goes to every residential building in the Village, the community center, the Chevy Chase Center and the Friendship Heights Metro stop.
Other events here
- Coffee and Current Events Weekly on Fridays, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
- Walking Club Weekly on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 8:15 am
- Great Books Discussion Group Weekly on Mondays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
- Friendship Heights Village Center Tea Weekly on Tuesdays, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
- Yiddish Weekly on Wednesdays, 10:15 am
- Friendship Heights Village Center: Village Play Time Weekly on Thursdays, 11:00 am–4:00 pm