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Benson Moderates Live Streaming Sessions for US Holocaust Museum

Bill and Marcel Drimer take questions from Twitter during live stream of First Person at the US Holocaust Museum

Bill and Marcel Drimer take questions from Twitter during live stream of First Person at the US Holocaust Museum

From March to August each year, Bill Benson conducts live interviews with holocaust survivors for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, as part of the museum’s First Person program. Twice weekly, the program features Holocaust survivors who tell their life stories in their own words, uniting personal experience with history in a way that is extraordinary in its immediacy and power.

During the month of April the museum offered live streaming of each of the session and in addition to audience Q&A took questions from twitter and streaming viewers.

On Wednesday April 27, Bill interviewed Marcel Drimer, while students and viewers from around the globe watched and participated.

Pictures show Mr. Hornick’s class in Iowa participating in the live streaming event.

Click to read more about Marcel’s stories.

Ms. Hornick's class in Iowa live stream First Person in April 2016.

Ms. Hornick’s class in Iowa live stream First Person in April 2016.

Click to learn more about the First Person program and view the upcoming schedule.

 

Benson Presents @ Kendal Intergenerational Summit: Deepening the Conversation on Aging

KendalOn May 28, 2015, Kendal partnered with its local public media station to webcast live, intergenerational discussions about each of the four themes of the upcoming White House Conference on Aging: Retirement Security, Healthy Aging, Long term services and supports, and Elder Justice. These “Deepening the Conversation on Aging” discussions were hosted and networked online from WHYY-TV’s studios in Philadelphia (view age chart of participants) and took place in Kendal retirement communities located near Cleveland, Columbus, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

To view Executive Summary from the event, click here.

View the summary video from the event via YouTube, click here.

To view the program and recordings of the day’s event, click here.