Update 3: Motivation Squared? Bush + Clinton in LA? Not So Much NY…
For those of you who missed George W. Bush on his motivational speaking tours, fear not. You can hear him speak in LA in Feb. But that’s not all – you can see and hear him appear with Clinton – Bill Clinton – that is, at the Gibson Amphitheatre, in Universal City on Mon. Feb. 22. The event is the 2010 Public Lecture of the American Jewish University, and I’m waiting for the press people to email back about how this came about. Thanks to the man who answered the phone at the box office, who said the event would be a moderated Q &A with the president of the university, Dr. Robert Wexler, and the conversation will range in topic from the current administration, to the economy and the legacy of the two POTUSes sharing the stage.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. PST. and are expected to sell out v. quickly, I’m told. You think?
Update: If you miss these two former presidents in LA, you can catch them in New York at Radio City Music Hall, as part of the series, “Minds That Move The World” on Feb. 25. These tickets go on sale on Sunday. Like most hyped things in LA, this temporary coupling is now officially bi-coastal. The moderator for the NY event will be announced in the coming weeks, according to the press release. For extra time with these world-moving minds, and $1,250 VIP tickets, you get purported face time with the former presidents, the moderator, a photo-op and hors d’oevres. Oh, and cocktails.
I don’t profess to know how these appearances were conceived. I remember being told about the Laura Bush motivational speaking tour with Terry Bradshaw, Colin Powell and Rudy Giuliani last month – the link being that they are all Simon & Schuster authors, and then George W. Bush came on board, to much, um, publicity. But the last time I remember seeing any President Bush in an ad with Bill Clinton was after Hurricane Katrina. [I'm sure about to be corrected] Readers? Anybody know the origins to this? Email me at: email@example.com
Update: The New York Post is now reporting the Radio City event is canceled, because of overzealous promoting. No word yet on what this means for the LA appearance.
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