Dream On


Want the straight dope on things that matter?

Good luck finding it in the mainstream media.  Indeed, with a few noteworthy exceptions, it seems the only place you can find reliable news and commentary these days is from comedians - especially once you throw ‘America’ into the mix, inviting a swell of nationalistic pride or disgust and partisan maneuvering that renders truth and reality tertiary concerns at best.

Thus it is our excellent fortune that award winning director and producer, Roger Weisberg, tapped pundit and political satirist, John Fugelsang, to stroll back down the trail that Alexis de Tocqueville blazed nearly two centuries ago, and to share his insights, empathetically and honestly, about the state of the American Dream.

Whether you're concerned about our growing economic disparity or curious to see how people are getting by and maintaining hope in the face of adversity, I invite you to take part in a lively discussion as John Fugelsang and Roger Weisberg join us via Skype to discuss Dream On: An epic road trip in search of the vanishing American Dream.

About the speakers:

JOHN FUGELSANG, Narrator and Host
John Fugelsang is a New York-based political commentator, comedian, TV & radio personality, performer, and
writer. He has appeared in the movie Coyote Ugly and on television programs such as CSI and Becker. He
was the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos and has appeared frequently on news commentary shows on
CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR. He made over 20 appearances on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect and is a
regular on Fox News. Recently, Fugelsang was the host of Current TV’s daily show, Viewpoint, where he
analyzed the news and facilitated conversations about current affairs. Currently, he hosts a daily political
comedy program called “Tell Me Everything” on the new SiriusXM Insight Channel.

ROGER WEISBERG, Writer/Producer/Director
Roger Weisberg joined public television station Thirteen/WNET New York in 1976. Since founding Public
Policy Productions in 1982, Weisberg has written, produced, and directed 31 documentaries, which have won
over 150 awards including Peabody, Emmy, and duPont-Columbia awards. Some of his films are vérité style
documentaries with no narration, while others are narrated by prominent actors including Meryl Streep, Helen
Hayes, and James Earl Jones, as well as distinguished journalists including Marvin Kalb and Walter Cronkite.
Weisberg received an Academy Award nomination in 2001 for Sound and Fury and in 2003 for Why Can’t We
Be A Family Again?