VIP ticket option includes a private reception immediately following with Scott Simon.
About Scott Simon
From Ground Zero in New York, to ground zero in Kabul, refugee camps, snipers’ roosts, and theater stages, National Public Radio’s Scott Simon has reported from all 50 states and every continent. He has covered ten wars,hundreds of campaigns, sieges, natural disasters, civil wars, scandals, and opening nights. He has interviewed and profiled some of the most interesting personalities of our time, from Mother Teresa and Ariel Sharon, to roving street kids in Rio, and refugees in Kosovo and Sudan. His work has earned him every major award in broadcasting, including the Peabody and the Emmy. Most recently, Simon has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Order of Lincoln from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois—the highest honor an Illinoisan can receive (prior recipients include Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as Host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, which Jeff Yorke of The Washington Post has called, "the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial." The show has an audience of 4.2 million listeners and celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015. Currently, Simon also hosts the PBS series, Backstage With... and Need to Know.
Derived from a video Simon did at the request of YouTube that has since gone viral, the award-winning author and journalist helps audiences understand the most fundamental elements of the art of storytelling.