Arthur Golden To Be Celebrity Guest At WTCI-PBS's Studio 45 Fundraiser

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Arthur Golden made an “imaginative leap into the mind of the character” when he wrote Memoirs of a Geisha and WTCI supporters will be able to join Alison Lebovitz as she interviews him with a live studio audience for an inaugural signature fundraising event.  Studio 45 will celebrate the locally produced show, The A List with Alison Lebovitz, while offering guests entertainment, food stations and silent auction items that spotlight Chattanooga and the local WTCI-PBS brand. 

Studio 45 will be held at the WTCI-PBS studios on March 7 and will feature a live interview with celebrity author Arthur Golden.  Mr. Golden was born in Chattanooga, is a graduate of the Baylor School, son of Ruth Holmberg and great-grandson of newspaper legend and Chattanooga legend Adolph Ochs.  Memoirs of a Geisha has been translated into 32 languages and was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years. 

Ms. Lebovitz has hosted celebrities since The A List with Alison Lebovitz began in 2009, including Downton Abbey Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton, Jon Meacham, Ken Burns, Judy Woodruff, Pat Summitt, Soledad O’Brien, Alton Brown, Matisyahu, Gwen Ifill and a host of local leaders and icons. 

 The live studio event will feature heavy hors‘d oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction and production-related behind-the-scenes opportunities and experiences in the state-of-the-art Chattanooga facility.

Visit www.wtcitv.org for event and station information and contact Ann Cater at acater@wtcitv.org for corporate sponsorship packages for this event.



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