An Interview with Ken Burns

The Dallas Bar Foundation hosted “An Evening with Ken Burns,”
a dinner benefiting the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarship program.  Talmage Boston led the onstage interview with
Ken Burns who is a two-time Emmy Award winner and Oscar-nominated
documentarian.  During the interview, Ken
Burns discussed his new documentary on the Roosevelts and shared stories about
the fascinating political family. 

“Let’sTalk Baseball,” Great Washington Writers Series Luncheon

Talmage Boston moderated a one-of-a-kind program in Washington, D.C. featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, The New York TimesDavid Brooks, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian, Washington Post’s George Will and USA Today’s Christine Brennan. You can watch or listen at C-SPAN:

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The Odyssey: How the SBOT Annual Meeting has Evolved

This month’s Texas Bar Journal features an article written by Talmage Boston on the evolution of the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting.  The SBOT’s Annual meeting has featured some of the nation’s most prestigious speakers, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, author John Grisham and former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III.  This year’s Annual Meeting will take place in Austin, Jun. 26-27, 2014.

Click here to read: The Odyssey SBOT.pdf

Talmage Boston Interviews Author A. Scott Berg

Talmage Boston interviewed the nationally acclaimed biographer, A. Scott Berg, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Charles Lindbergh, and has also authored best-selling biographies of actress Katherine Hepburn, Hollywood impresario Samuel Goldwyn, and Maxwell Perkins (editor of the novels written by Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe).  During the onstage interview, Mr. Berg discussed his highly anticipated biography of the nation’s 28th president, Woodrow Wilson.  Click here to listen to the full interview.

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Talmage Boston Interviewed by Fox-4 DFW, Discusses Recent MLB Drug Investigations

Author, speaker and baseball historian Talmage Boston was interviewed
Friday, Aug. 2, by Fox-4 DFW on the ongoing MLB drug investigations and the
imminent suspensions. Talmage views the current situation as baseball’s biggest
 drug scandal ever, since the threat of lifetime suspensions has never before
been a possibility and there has never been so many key players involved. Given
MLB’s current priority of ridding the game of drugs, Talmage believes that those
players who have chosen to use performance-enhancing drugs in the last year have
no excuses for their misconduct, and deserve no sympathy.

To view the full interview, please click the following link:

Talmage Boston at the Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy Lecture Series at the University of Pittsburgh

On April 11, 2013, Talmage delivered his “Raising the Bar” lectures at the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy Lecture Series at the University of Pittsburgh.   The videos for each event are now available as follows:

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“What Lawyers and Law Students Can Learn from Abraham Lincoln about Professionalism and Communication”

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“Lessons in Ethics and Excellence from the Two Most Important Lawyers of the Last 50 Years: Leon Jaworski and James Baker”

“Each of your three presentations was superb and offered real insights into how the lives of those who have preceded us can contribute to efforts to “raise the bar” in meeting today’s challenges.  Without exception your lectures were enthusiastically received.”

Dick Thornburgh
76th U.S. Attorney General

“Indeed, I cannot recall a set of presentations more timely and valuable than yours for students who hope to find purpose in these complex times of risk and uncertainty.  Particularly wonderful was the manner in which you wove so many biographical details of the lives of your subjects, such as Abraham Lincoln, into a fabric of lessons for the audience in meeting their own life challenges.  Many in attendance received continuing legal education credit and I have learned that they gave you sterling reviews.  All the reviewers were positive, but a whopping 85% of them gave you the highest score possible.  You delivered a great talk.”

Edward M. Stricker, Ph. D.
Dean, University Honors College,
Distinguished University Professor of Neuroscience,
University of Pittsburgh

“I thought your talk was quite a success.  I have heard enthusiastic feedback from several students and faculty members, and I really enjoyed it myself as well.”

William M. Carter, Jr.
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Pittsburgh

“It was wonderful having you with us yesterday.  Your contributions through the lectures to our students, faculty, staff and downtown attorneys were enlightening and powerful models themselves of your messages about effective communication.”  

Edward McCord
Director of Programming
University of Pittsburgh – Honors College

Talmage Boston Interviews Dr. Henry Kissinger

On March 15, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosted a luncheon featuring Dr. Henry Kissinger who was interviewed by Talmage Boston.

A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Medal of Liberty, Dr. Henry Kissinger played a prominent role in United States foreign policy. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.  While he has numerous diplomatic achievements, he is most known for pioneering the policy of détente with the Soviet Union leading to a softening of tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, formalizing relations with China, ending 23 years of diplomatic isolation and negotiating the end to the Yom Kippur War and the cease-fire agreement to the Vietnam War.  His insights on foreign affairs and diplomacy are highly regarded and debated.

Click here to view the video of Talmage’s discussion with Dr. Kissinger at the World Affairs Council’s luncheon.

Meet Talmage Boston – YouTube

An accomplished keynote speaker, Talmage Boston speaks frequently at bar associations and civic group meetings throughout the country.  His audiences leave the room recharged about their profession and encouraged to “raise the bar” in their own legal circles.

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