To launch its 100th Anniversary, the City Club hosted a one-day conference on free speech.
On Monday, October 10, 2011, at Cleveland's newly renovated Allen Theater, nationally renowned speakers explored the central issues facing free speech on the internet, in politics, amidst the demands of national security and in the music industry.
A leading light in broadcast journalism, Jeffrey Fager has reached the pinnacle of his profession and brings the historic values of 60 Minutes to bear in his new role as Chairman of CBS's News Division. A media veteran with uncompromising values in accountability reporting and a passionate believer in the responsibility of the media to break stories that educate and inform the body politic, Mr. Fager addressed the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of the media in providing audiences with the information we need to participate meaningfully in society. His leadership falls at a critical moment for the broadcast medium, and his remarks provided a stimulating perspective on the future of media and free speech.