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SOLD OUT: The Weaver Memorial Lecture: An Evening with Nina Totenberg and Frank Bruni

Nina Totenberg and Frank Bruni
Thursday, April 27, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Catch the livestream on April 27 at 6 p.m. No ticket required. Click "More Event Information" below for the livestream link on the Duke Box Office website.


Celebrate National Library Week with the Duke University Libraries, as we present an evening with National Public Radio's Nina Totenberg in conversation with New York Times opinion writer Frank Bruni.

Totenberg will discuss her bestselling new book, 'Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendship,' about her nearly 50-year relationship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

One of the country's most respected journalists, Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She has won every major journalism award in broadcasting for her in-depth coverage of our nation's highest court. Her nuanced reporting and seasoned reflections shine a light on important judicial cases, helping audiences understand their impact on America's future like no one else can.

'Dinners with Ruth' chronicles Totenberg's longstanding friendship with "RBG." As both women fought for and excelled in careers historically dominated by men, they paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers.

Totenberg will be joined on stage in conversation with Frank Bruni, nationally renowned author and New York Times contributing opinion writer and the Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University. Bruni is the author of five bestselling books, most recently 'The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found.'

The evening with Totenberg and Bruni will be presented as the Weaver Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Duke University Libraries in memory of William B. Weaver, a 1972 Duke graduate and former member of the Duke Library Advisory Board.

Copies of 'Dinners with Ruth' will be available for sale at the event, and Totenberg will sign books after the talk.

Free and open to the public, but tickets required for entry.

Contact: Aaron Welborn