Within only a few minutes of NFL Commisssioner Roger Goodell's awkward TV press conference yesterday I received a phone call from Tony Wyllie of the Washington Redskins, saying that Bruce Allen could not appear at The Q&A Cafe, as scheduled, on Tuesday, September 23. "He has to go to New York for a meeting," he said. "He could do breakfast, but not lunch." I asked whether the trip had to do with the NFL mess in general and he replied, "Yes, you could say that." I expressed my disappointment and asked for a new date. We settled on Tuesday, November 18.
I look at this way. In mid November the season will be at its peak. The Redskins will still be making news - one way or another -- and there may also be a new NFL commissioner. Maybe it will be Bruce Allen. We'll see. But please join us. If you have a reservation for this Tuesday, the George Town Club will move it to November 18.
Until then, please come to our next show: an interview with Rev. Stuart Kenworthy, the long-time rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Georgetown. He preaches to power, as his congregation often includes some of the most powerful people in government. He has an interesting back story, too. He's twice served in Iraq. He and his wife, Fran, raised their three children here in DC. His nephews have, or had, a rock band: Third Eye Blind.
The Kenworthy Q&A is on October 3, only two days before his last sermon. A couple of weeks later, in advance of the midterms, we welcome political and economic strategist Gregory Valliere on October 17, to discuss the economy, politics and what it means the new House and Senate mean to our financial well-being. Dan Rather, soon to be portrayed by Robert Redford in a new film, appears November 5. There are more still to be announced. Reserve a seat for all of them. 202-333-9330
This October is The Q&A Cafe's 13th anniversay.