March 2014 Luncheon Meeting

  • 03/14/2014
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago


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Speaker: Megan McKinney

“After 100 Years of the Medill-McCormick-Patterson Dynasty, Chicago and America Aren’t the Same!”

McKinney is author of the highly acclaimed The Magnificent Medills. She portrays the newspaper business in its heyday (1855-1955), from Joseph Medill’s purchase of the Chicago Daily Tribune and continuing with his grandchildren: Col. Robert McCormick, who personified Chicago as well as its newspaper; Joseph Patterson, who started the New York Daily News; Cissy Patterson, innovative editor of the Washington Times Herald—and great-granddaughter, Alicia Patterson, founder of Long Island’s Newsday. It’s filled with authentic conversation and insights into famous people, including the dark side of this powerful dynasty. March is International Women’s Month, so she will also show how five generations of Medill women—including Madeleine Albright—mirrored American women’s progress. Books will be for sale

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (in the main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30


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60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

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