Actress Rita Moreno speaks to The Club about her career and about race issues in modern day Hollywood film.
After toiling for a decade in film roles she found degrading, Moreno was swept into the spotlight with her Oscar winning portrayal of "Anita" in West Side Story. Since then she has challenged stereotypes in silver-and small-screen performances. Read more »
Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, long-time investigative reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle, will tell us how they uncovered the Barry Bonds/BALCO steroid scandal that recently shook America’s sports world to its core. For decades skeptics suggested that some of our most successful sports superstars were, in fact, using illegal performance enhancing drugs to maintain their competitive edge. Then, on December 3, 2004, Fainaru-Wada and Williams reported on grand jury testimony that baseball stars Jason Giambi and Barry Bonds had tested positive for steroids. Read more »
Katie Couric, the woman to become the network's first solo female anchor, following in the footsteps of Dan Rather and the legendary Walter Cronkite, will raise awareness about the need for cancer screening and prevention. Since losing her husband to colon cancer in 1988, Couric has become an activist and prominent spokesperson on the subject, sharing how education and community outreach can save lives. After Couric's on-air colonoscopy in March 2000, hundreds were inspired to get screened for the disease. Read more »
Anthony Bourdain, TV host, chef, author of Kitchen Confidential
World traveler, chef and best-selling author Anthony Bourdain will talk about his travels and discuss his penchant for underused, inexpensive cuts of meat as outlined in his Les Halles Cookbook. In a quote from the book, Bourdain says, "Any schmo can grill a fancy steak, it takes a cook to transform a humble pig's foot into something people clamor for." Read more »