Commonwealth Club Presents Belva Davis, Author, and Host of This Week in Northern California
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All offers for KQED Television Host and Author Belva Davis have expired.
The last date listed for KQED Television Host and Author Belva Davis was Thursday February 10, 2011 / 6:00pm.
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As the host of his own eponymous news talk shows on PBS and Public Radio International, Tavis Smiley's face and authoritative voice are well-known. He's also the author of the new book Death of a King, which chronicles the trials and tribulations Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. faced during the year before his April 1968 assassination. Smiley joins retired Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge LaDoris H. Cordell for a discussion about Dr. King's final days. They'll highlight his leadership and perseverance in the face of assaults on his character and ideology. After their conversation, Smiley will be available for book-signing. Learn More
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Featured review from Francia
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Belva is an inspirational icon for women around
the world. Her quiet manner of speaking, even
about earth shaking issues subdues the noise that comes
with conflicts; be it personal, political,
gender or race. Ray T. moderated and Vicki added
to the delights of the evening's talk.
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Belva Davis is a wonderful writer and her personal journey is well worth reading and sharing with others. Get the book.!!! Her live event, Thursday
Feb 10th was excellent, and co-host Ray Taliaferro was the perfect
moderator. Her co-author,...continued
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Belva Davis has earned dozens of awards for her journalism, including seven local Emmys and three honorary doctorate degrees.
Raised in a dysfunctional family in Louisiana and the Bay Area, Davis rose through the black radio industry, became the first black female reporter west of the Mississippi with her hiring at KPIX, and eventually anchored KQED’s “Evening Edition,” the station’s nightly news show. Davis will discuss her extraordinary journey, personal and professional.
About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.