The Commonwealth Blog

Robin Williams Speaks for the Club

Aug 12, 2014 @ 2:22 PM

We add our voices to the many folks expressing sadness over the tragic loss yesterday of comedian/actor Robin Williams. He was a Bay Area giant, whose comic gifts went hand in hand with a devotion to philanthropy and service. In addition to working with the USO and sick children, he took the time in 2003 to record a radio PSA — a public service announcement — for The Commonwealth Club's 100th anniversary.

In addition to the "straight" version that would eventually air on the radio, he also recorded this version, in which he has some fun with the script; now, for the first time, we make available this recording. .