Pair of TV personalities to speak at local events

September 24, 2013 by  

Lexington residents are unlikely to want to miss the history of the Flying Curtiss JN-4 Jenny planes, which will be presented this weekend, at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, 4029 Airport Road, Lexington.

It will presented by film and television producer Dorian Walker, who is to host a TV show on the JN model aircraft, covering its journey from a set of historical plans to an actual recreation of the plane. The show will air in 2014 on PBS.

This particular plane is a favorite of barnstorming pilots and was responsible for introducing thousands of Americans to their first aerobatics demonstration and airplane ride.

The presentation begins at 6:00 pm and will be on Saturday, September 28. For more information, call (859) 231-1219.

Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members of the museum, and includes a buffet meal along with the presentation.

Then, on Monday, September 30, Anderson Cooper will be the inaugural speaker for the University of Kentucky’s distinguished speaker series.

Cooper is known for his often emotional coverage of the news and has become a respected journalist in the news industry.

The event is presented by the student activities board and will begin at 8:00 pm in the university’s Memorial Coliseum, 201 Avenue of Champions in Lexington.

Admission is free for university students, staff, and faculty with ID. Students may receive a total of five tickets to the event. General admission tickets are $15. Postcard printing is an economical way to notify residents of local events like these.