DACOR: From Television to History
Elizabeth Smith Brownstein's distinguished career in the production of public affairs programming and cultural documentaries for television began at CBS during the Edward R. Murrow era, and has involved a number of firsts: She was a producer on the first nightly primetime series to focus discussion on one issue (Martin Agronsky's Evening Edition on PBS) and she was Director of Research on the Smithsonian Institution's first presence on primetime television, the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Smithsonian World with host David McCullough. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed If This House Could Talk: Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans. Her latest book was Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.