The World Today with CBS’s Charlie Rose – Rescheduled for Sunday, January 24, 2016

Media Contact: Teddy DeRosa,, 203-254-4000 ext. 2118

A conversation and private lunch with the Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Rose will be a highlight of an exciting spring season at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (January 4, 2015) — The Quick Center for the Arts continues the celebration of their 25th anniversary season with a special Open VISIONS Forum presenting Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Rose on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3 p.m. Celebration tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: 203-254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at

The celebration begins at 12:30 p.m. with a private lunch reception with Charlie Rose sponsored by the Artisan at Delamar Southport, and continues to 25th Anniversary Celebration Cocktails with a toast to Rose at 1:30 p.m. at the Quick Center Walsh Art Gallery. At 3.00p.m., the program begins with Faith Middleton and Dr. Philip Eliasoph interviewing Mr. Rose, probing for insights and behind the scenes views on the world today.

Proceeds from the celebration will benefit the Quick Center’s Arts Education and Outreach Fund, which enables youth and families to engage in Quick Center performances, classes and workshops.

“The Quick Center is delighted to host Charlie Rose,” said Peter Van Heerden, Executive Director of the Quick Center.” The event promises to be an insightful look at the world today through the eyes of Mr. Rose, as we invite community and patrons to join us in celebrating the the Quick Center for the Arts.”

Faith Middleton, known for her work with Connecticut Public Radio and as a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, author and raconteur, will serve as special guest interviewer.

"Whether we're just opening our sleepy eyes along with CBS This Morning or switching off the light stand lights with his animated PBS Charlie Rose interviews, nobody offers more credible substance and smart questioning as the earth spins every 24 hours than our guest," noted Dr. Philip Eliasoph, founder and moderator of the Open VISIONS Forum. "How often has each of us watched him spar, cajole and press a dodging world leader, celebrated entertainer, or best-selling author, landing just the right punch in his animated tête-à-têtes? It's going to be a memorable evening as Faith Middleton and I get to interview America's greatest interviewer live on the Quick Center stage!"


Honorary Chairs for the evening are Sissy Biggers and Elisabeth Clark. The Celebration Committee includes Geena Clonan, Pat M. Hammalian, Dr. David Gudelunas, Chair of the Fairfield University Department of Communication, Fairfield Selectman Sheila H. Marmion, Mary E. Quick, Maive Scully and Sheryl Shaughnessey.

Event sponsors include the Artisan Delamar Southport, BNY Mellon, Moffly Media, 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant, Fairfield Cheese Company, Garelick & Herbs, Harborview Market, Martel, Molto, Taco Loco, The Pantry and Wild Rice.

Special thanks for support by The Regina A. Quick Family.

The gala was previously scheduled for September 19, 2015, but was postponed when Rose was assigned to travel to Moscow for an interview with Russian president, Valdmir Putin. You can see Rose’s interview here on the 60 Minutes website.

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Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools. In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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