The Florida Forum 2018-2019 Series

This 2018 – 2019 season was dynamic and entertaining. We are looking forward to the 2019 – 2020 season. We’ll see you at the forum.

Over the past 27 years The Florida Forum has delivered a world-class speaker series and raised community awareness and funds for Wolfson Children’s Hospital. In keeping with tradition, we are looking forward to another enlightening and exciting season featuring Lara Logan, Bryan Cranston, and Tony Dungy.

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Lara Logan – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lara Logan’s bold, award-winning reporting has earned her prominence among the world’s best foreign correspondents. Logan is a full-time 60 Minutes correspondent, as well as a CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent. A veteran journalist in Afghanistan and Iraq, Logan earned electronic journalism’s highest award, a DuPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, for her 2010 report from the Afghan battlefield, A Relentless Enemy. In 2011, she was almost killed in Tahrir Square in Egypt while reporting on the revolution there, when she was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob.


Bryan Cranston – 7: 00 p.m. Monday, January 28th, 2019

Bryan Cranston is an acclaimed actor, writer, producer, director, and author. On television, Cranston’s portrayal of Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad garnered him four Emmy® Awards, four SAG Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. Cranston holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy® Awards to receive three consecutive wins. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Hal in FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle. In 2014, he won a Tony Award for his role as President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway bio-play All the Way. He reprised his role in the HBO television film of the same name and won a SAG Award for his performance. For his leading role in Trumbo in 2015, Cranston received widespread acclaim and was nominated for an Academy Award. He recently starred in Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs and is currently in production on Disney’s The One and Only Ivan. In addition, Cranston is a New York Times bestselling author of A Life In Parts.


Tony Dungy  7:00 p.m.  Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Pro Football Hall of Fame member Tony Dungy spent 31 years in the NFL, where he amassed a 148-79 overall record as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2007, he became the first African American coach to lead his team to a championship when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. Dungy won his first Super Bowl ring playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1978. Known as a leader who emphasizes decency and respect, Dungy’s memoir, Quiet Strength: the Principles, Practices and Priorities of a Winning Life, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.



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