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Presidential Perks
Myrna Goldberger
Recipient of the LLS 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Probably the most demanding, important and challenging position in the world is the office of President of the United States. The job description defies a simple definition. The President of the United States does enjoys some "perks" that make his office unique and contribute to his well-being. These benefits involve hundreds of people and require detailed plans, operations and maneuvers. This four-week series will focus on the presidential "perks" included in the office of President. Who are some of the White House staff members who are responsible for the upkeep of the Executive Mansion and its functioning? What stories could they tell and how does the President interact with them? How and why was Camp David created and what are some of its secrets? What is the history of Air Force One and what are some of the unusual happenings that have taken place on board? What are the little-known facts about the Beast, (the presidential limousine) and what are some of the undisclosed incidents that have occurred within its confines?  This series uses story-telling and visuals to reveal some of the behind the scenes stories of the American presidency.

1. History of the White House
2. The White House Service Staff
3. The Story of Shangri-la (Camp David)
4. Air Force One; The Beast (presidential limousine)
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:  Myrna Goldberger has been a presenter for the Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) for 21-plus years. Educated at the University of Maryland, Loyola College and Johns Hopkins University, Myrna has had more than 50 years of experience in educational programming, including Elderhostel and scholar-in-residence weekends. She currently presents lectures to community and religious groups, as well as to special-interest groups in Florida and other states. Moreover, she performs in self-written, one-act plays focusing on famous American women and men. Myrna has been the recipient of previous LLS awards.  

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Date: Tuesdays, September 29; October 6, 13, 20
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member advance registration - $37
Door price member/non-member - $55

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