by David Borzo
The 2013 SmartTalk Connected Conversations™ takes quite a serious turn next week with the highly decorated CBS 60 minutes journalist Lara Logan. Lara has made a name for herself with bold reporting from war zones for more than two decades, holding a prominent spot among the world’s best foreign correspondents. But it was on one particular story in 2011 that her life changed forever, when she was confronted with the realities of global and cultural conflicts while reporting for 60 minutes in Egypt. She brings that astonishing story to SmartTalk and the Des Moines Civic Center next week, April 22nd, and her recall of that night will no doubt shock you. It revolves around those chaotic nights when President Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation and Logan was trapped in Cairo’s Tahrir Square while covering the massive and out of control celebrations.
She now speaks candidly about her experience, recovery and her latent form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The horror and injustice she experienced has instilled in her a profound appreciation for life. Her perspective has truly been touched. She is now the chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News as well as working for 60 Minutes, the CBS Evening News, The Early Show and Face The Nation.
Join us on Monday, April 22nd when Laura will share her amazing story. Her inclusion in the 2013 SmartTalk Conversation will make for an evening that you’ll never forget. Share in this evening with your community; ticket information is available here. We are in the final months of the SmartTalk series for the season – Laura Logan in April and then Paula Abdul, who will be here on May 6th!