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Sam Kennedy, Boston Red Sox organization

Sam Kennedy, of the World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox is entering his 18th season with the club and his third as president and chief executive officer. In addition to his role with the Red Sox, he also acts as chief executive of Fenway Sports Management, a sports marketing and sales agency that is a sister company to the Red Sox under the Fenway Sports Group family. Outside of the 81 days a year of baseball, Kennedy has also been instrumental in the transformation of Fenway Park into a year-round venue, including concerts, hockey, soccer, football and even a “Big Air” skiing and snowboarding competition requiring construction of a 150-foot high ramp from centerfield to home plate. Kennedy has received many recognitions during his time with the Red Sox, placing him in the company of the most influential and creative young professionals in the business of sports.

 

Steve Burton, WBZ-TV

Moderator: Steve Burton

Steve Burton is a sports anchor and reporter for WBZ-TV News on WBZ-TV and on sister station myTV38 in Boston. A New England native, he joined WBZ-TV in August 1994. Prior to that Burton worked as a sports anchor and reporter for New England Sports Network (NESN) since 1988. While at NESN, Burton hosted the pre and post-game shows for the Red Sox.

 

Rebecca Eaton, PBS Masterpiece Theatre

Rebecca Eaton took the helm of the PBS series MASTERPIECE THEATRE and MYSTERY! in 1985, and later oversaw a highly successful relaunch of MASTERPIECE, which attracted a new generation of viewers. She has brought American audiences Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall”, the recent hits “Victoria”, “Sherlock”, “Poldark” and “Downton Abbey” — the most watched drama in PBS history. Under her leadership, MASTERPIECE has won 62 Primetime Emmy Awards®, 16 Peabody Awards, six Golden Globes®, and two Academy Award® nominations. In 2011, Eaton was named one of TIME's 100 most influential people.

 

Moderator: Jared Bowen

Headshot of Jared Bowen

Executive arts editor Jared Bowen is the Emmy award-winning host of the weekly television series, “Open Studio with Jared Bowen”, which takes viewers inside the creative process, offering a blend of profiles, performances, and contemporary exhibitions by artists in Greater Boston, New England, and across the country. He is a contributor to WGBH-TV’s nightly news magazine program, Greater Boston and appears regularly on 89.7 WGBH, where he covers the latest happenings in the region’s theater, art, music, dance and film on WGBH’s Morning Edition and Boston Public Radio.

Tickets on sale March 6 at 10 am

Sam Kennedy, Boston Red Sox

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
7:30 pm, Twohig Gymnasium

Rebecca Eaton, MASTERPIECE "Downton Abbey"

September 10, 2019
7:30 pm, Sophia Gordon Center

Box Office Information

Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm
seriestickets@salemstate.edu

978.542.7555

Ticket Levels and Pricing

Premium Subscription: $120 per ticket

  • Premium seats at each event; assigned floor seats in the front sections
  • Be entered for BOTH events for a chance to win a VIP dinner and photo opportunity
  • Savings of $20

General Admission Subscription: $50 per ticket

  • Ticket to each event; back floor sections for Kennedy and balcony for Eaton
  • Seating is first come, first served

Salem State Students General Admission Bleacher Seats: $10 per ticket

  • Available in the general admission sections; first come, first served
  • Limited to the first 200 Salem State Students at each event
  • Limit one ticket per student (valid Salem State University ID must be presented at the door)

Accessible Seating: Available at all seating levels

Salem State University is committed to equal access for students, staff and visitors, and encourages all to participate in its programs and activities. People who anticipate needing accommodations due to a disability, or who have questions about access, may contact disability services at access@salemstate.edu.

2018

Paul Farmer MD, PhD moderated by David Walton, MD, MPH and Jim Ansara '10H

2018 Speaker Series with Paul Farmer MD, PhD, John Keenan, president Salem State University and moderators

2017
John Legend moderated by WBZ-TVs Lisa Hughes

John Legend at the Salem State Series

2016
Ed Davis and Richard DesLauries moderated by Lisa Hughes 

2015
Tom Brady and Jim Gray 

Tom Brady with Jim Gray

2013
Cory Booker
Tony Kushner and Robin Young

2012
Bobby Valentine and Peter Gammons

2011
Newt Gingrich
John Irving

2010
Ted Kennedy Jr.
Dr. Deepak Chopra

2009
Jay Leno
Bob and Lee Woodruff

2008
Bill Belichick 
George F. Will

2007
Cal Ripken Jr.
President George H.W. Bush and Natalie Jacobson
Tom Wolfe
Maya Angelou

2005-06
Robert Redford and Joyce Kulhawik
Patrick Buchanan
Bianca Jagger

2004-05
Thomas Friedman
David Halberstam
Jack and Suzy Welch and Anne Driscoll ’76

2003-04
Goldie Hawn
Jesse Ventura
Christopher Reeve and Dr. Robin Cook

2002-03
Dr. Christiane Northrup
Jamling Norgay and Peter Hillary
Rudy Giuliani

2001-02
David McCullough
Dr. Jane Goodall
Mia Hamm and Dale Arnold
The Motley Fool

2000-01
Mark Russell
Molly Ivins
Bill Russell and Mike Lynch
President William Jefferson Clinton

1999-2000
Sebastian Junger and Linda Greenlaw
George Mitchell
Walter Cronkite and Natalie Jacobson

1998-99
Beverly Sills
George Stephanopoulos
Doug Flutie

1997-98
Benazir Bhutto
Dave Barry
Barbara Bush

1996-97
Mike Wallace
Joan Rivers
Shimon Peres

1995-96
Brian Mulroney
Ken Burns
Ann Richards

1994-95
Mary Matalin and James Carville
Colin L. Powell
Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu

1993-94
Capitol Steps
Mary Higgins Clark
President George H.W. Bush

1992-93
Mario Cuomo
Gloria Steinem
Mary Fisher

1991-92
Marvin Kalb
Judy Woodruff
Robert Fulghum

1990-91
William Bennett
Alex Haley
Ed Koch

1989-90
C. Everett Koop
Pat Schroeder
Mark Russell

1988-89
Mario Cuomo
Helen Thomas
Elie Wiesel

1987-88
Thomas “Tip” O’Neill
Lesley Stahl
Abba Eban

1986-87
Geraldine Ferraro
Ed Bradley
Helmut Schmidt

1985-86
Jeane Kirkpatrick
Sam Donaldson
Reverend Jesse Jackson

1984-85
President Jimmy Carter
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Kevin McCarthy

1983-84
Alexander Haig
Howard K. Smith
Art Buchwald

1982-83
President Gerald Ford
Douglas Kiker
Henry Kissinger

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