The Florida Broadcasters Club will hold its first luncheon meeting of the New Year on Friday January 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the SaraBay Country Club in Sarasota. The club is presenting a panel discussion titled “The Media and Politics” focusing on the relationship between the media and American politics, the good, bad and the ugly.
The panel will consist of Dr. Rich Swier, a conservative broadcaster and columnist and Susan Nilon,
a liberal commentator and owner of Sarasota radio station WSRQ.
Two others have been invited and will be announced when confirmed.
Former Mutual radio network news commentator Fulton Lewis will be the moderator.
The club’s goal is to have participants put aside partisan differences and concentrate on areas of constructive discussion about how our electoral system can be improved and how media involvement can contribute to that improvement.
The format will be informal and casual. It will be conversation, rather than debate. Audience participation will be encouraged.
Among the issues to be discussed are:
a.) Televised debates - How Many and What Format
b.) Should there be limits on candidate/campaign spending
c.) Is there too much bias in media coverage of political campaigns
d.) Should the length of campaigns be shortened
e.) Should political activities/spending of PACs be curtailed
The cost of the luncheon is $20 per person. You do not need to be a member of the Florida Broadcasters Club to attend any of its luncheon meetings.
To register online, click here. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, January 9. For more information contact Bob du Treil, President of the Florida Broadcasters Club at email@example.com or call 941-350-1530.
The SaraBay Country club is located at 7011 Willow Street Sarasota, FL 34243.