The year was 1969. A group of new leaders enter the world stage including Richard Nixon, Yassar Arafat, Golda Meir, Hafaz al-Assad, and Muammar Gaddafi. The Vietnam War continues as do student demonstrations. The Soviet Union and China have border skirmishes as Honduras and El Salvador go to war.
Some of the milestone events of that year include the landing of the first man on the moon, Woodstock, the Miracle Mets World Series victory, the Beatles’ last public performance, and the introduction of Sesame Street and Monty Python’s Flying Circus. In honor of the 50th anniversary of that storied year, the Greenwood Lake Public Library will present “1969: 50 Years Later” on Thurs., Jul. 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with lecturer and author Evan Weiner.
Evan began his journalism career while in high school at the age of 15 in 1971. He won two Associated Press Awards for radio news coverage in 1978 and 1979. He has been a columnist with The New York Sun and provided Westwood One Radio with daily commentaries between 1999 and 2006 called “The Business of Sports.” He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows both in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, MSNBC, NewsMax, CN8, and ABC News Now. He has also authored seven books.
Evan also writes for The Daily Beast about the politics of the sports and entertainment business and has a daily podcast called, “The Politics of Sports Business.”
Patrons may register either online at www.gwllibrary.org; by phone at 477-8377, ext. 101; or in person at the front desk.