What Everyone’s Talking About: Alan Alda WAIT LIST ONLY
Where: The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave.
646-505-5708 Price: $25
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Join us as Abigail interviews the Tony- and Oscar-nominated, seven-time Emmy Award-winning actor, director, and writer Alan Alda. For over a decade as the host of PBS’ Scientific American Frontiers, as well as in his role in Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Alda has been helping people grasp complex ideas. In his lively book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? Alda uses his trademark humor to teach us how to better communicate and learn from each other.
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