The Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum continues its 61st season Sunday, Nov. 16 with An Afternoon With John King, CNN chief national correspondent and anchor of “Inside Politics.”
This, and all remaining sessions of the season, will be at the Stardust Event Center at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. All sessions begin at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m.
An award-winning journalist, King has covered the past seven presidential elections and reported from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. In his role as chief national correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., he is instrumental in CNN’s daily reporting and breaking news coverage.
As a member of the Peabody Award-winning “Best Political Team on Television,” King was a key part of the network’s Innovative America Votes 2008 coverage. He pioneered the use of the CNN “multi-touch” white board, allowing him to analyze election data and track delegates in a way that had not been done before.
King also anchors Inside Politics segments weekday mornings on CNN’s “New Day.” He previously anchored John King, USA, and in January 2009, he launched “State of the Union with John King,” the network’s Sunday political news program – visiting 50 states in 52 weeks to chronicle the first year of the Obama presidency.
He joined CNN in May 1997 and became chief national correspondent in April 2005. He served as CNN’s senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005, when his duties included reporting on the Iraq war and the September 11 terrorist attacks.
He was among the first correspondents to report in 1991 from a liberated Kuwait and received the top-reporting prize for his coverage of the 1991 Gulf War from the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Association.
This 61st Season builds on the grand tradition of the Forum, with an exciting line-up of thought-leaders, political commentators, environmentalists and musicians.
The final Forum session will be The Jazz Masters 101 Reunion, Sunday, December 14.
This swinging jazz performance mixed with a lively discussion of the art of improvisation and the essence of jazz will feature John Clayton (bass) and Jeff Hamilton (drums). This Grammy-nominated duo from the Clayton Hamilton Orchestra will be reunited with their musical friend, Michigan City native, Dr. Peter Bankoff (piano), son of the late Dr. Milton and Sylvia Bankoff, the founders of the Sinai Forum.
Sponsors for the season include The Times Media Company, Duneland Health Council, John W. Anderson Foundation, Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Hospitals, Kankakee Valley REMC and NIPSCO.
Tickets for the season are $100 for Regular passes and $200 for Patron level passes, which include back-stage access to the speakers and an exclusive reception. Students who show a valid school I.D. are always free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sinaiforum.org or by phone at (219) 531-4200.