(Buffalo, NY- March 25, 2008) - Pollster extraordinaire John Zogby, President & CEO of Zogby International, brings an insiders’ view of the polling process to the Buffalo City Forum and buffet luncheon on Tuesday, April 15 at 12:15 pm in the WNED studios, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo. After his presentation entitled “The Political Landscape 2008,” Zogby will answer questions from the audience.
This community speaker series, open to the public, is produced by WNED-AM 970 and Leadership Buffalo, and is sponsored by Independent Health. The hour-long FORUM will be broadcast live (on WNED-AM and wned.org/AM) beginning at 1 pm. (Attendees must be seated by 12:45 pm.) WNED-AM News Director Jim Ranney will host.
A staple on the media scene, Zogby has polled for Reuters News Agency and NBC News. His clients also include nearly every daily newspaper in New York State, including The Buffalo News, as well as television stations throughout the United States. In this pivotal election year, Zogby International is partnering with Reuters and C-SPAN for Election 2008.
In 1996, Zogby alone called the presidential election with pinpoint accuracy. He has been praised as “the most accurate pollster” (Seattle Post Intelligencer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, USA Today) and “the pace setter in the polling business” (New York Post). He has also distinguished himself in Canada, where he called the popular vote victory of the Liberals over the Parti Quebecois in the Quebec election of 1998.
This Buffalo City Forum event costs $20 ($15 for members of WNED or Leadership Buffalo). Advanced registration is encouraged; RSVPs must be received by Thursday, April 10. Tickets are available from Leadership Buffalo by calling (716) 849-2626, ext. 17 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUFFALO CITY FORUM is made possible by the support of lead sponsor Independent Health with additional support provided by Hunt Real Estate, and M&T Bank. The next event will feature Bill Strickland, president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, a leader in community education and training. He will speak May 20 on “The Art of Leadership.”
WNED-AM 970 is a station of the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNYPBA). The others are WNED-TV, Classical 94.5/WNED and ThinkBright TV. The member-supported WNYPBA provides high quality programming and services that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate our communities.
Leadership Buffalo, established in 1987, is the premier independent leadership skills training program in Western New York. The not-for-profit corporation is committed to developing current and future leaders of Buffalo and Erie County by enhancing our social capital and helping leaders to lead from a common set of four core values: service, diversity, inclusion and openness to change.