The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) expresses its gratitude to the nearly 800 supporters who attended its 2019 Annual Luncheon featuring bestselling author Michael Lewis on November 7th at the Marriott.
This year’s luncheon invited our guests to observe and participate in A Conversation with Michael Lewis. Lewis displayed his storytelling prowess as he captivated the audience with behind-the-scenes insights into his bestselling books, his process for choosing material, his pipeline of work and his thoughts on New Orleans today. Gordon Russell, managing editor of investigations for The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate, thoughtfully guided the conversation in an interview format. Following the interview, BGR board member and former WWL-TV anchor Dennis Woltering moderated a question-and-answer session with the audience.
Following the Annual Luncheon, The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate published this editorial, reflecting on the event.
Hancock Whitney Bank and Canal Barge sponsored BGR’s Annual Luncheon, which is a local fall tradition in its twenty-third year. The presentation, A Conversation with Michael Lewis, was part of the Janet Howard Speaker Series in Governmental Research.