Monday, May 3, 6-7:30 PM

Virtual Event! Chris Champagne Explains How the NFL Reflects America

East Bank Regional Library
Getting there
4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA

When: Monday, May 03, 2021 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where: East Bank Regional Library Chris Champagne, author of a new book titled The Most Interesting League in the World: How the NFL Explains America, will discuss it at 6 p.m. CST, Monday, May 3, via video conference online. Visit www.jplibrary.net/adults for more details, including how to join the discussion. This presentation is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required. According to Champagne, people as diverse as Bob Dylan, Vladimir Putin, Princess Di, Julie Andrews, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia, Timothy McVeigh, Liberace, Michael Jackson have connections to the NFL? • What connects Bob Dylan and the Green Bay Packers? • Which former NFL coach is the subject of an opera? • What is Steve Jobs enduring connection to every Super Bowl? • What does Blind Sheikh Omar have to do with the Kansas City Chiefs? • How did a former NFL player contribute to the popularity of the Chinese National Anthem? Plus Champagne includes stories from the following categories. Music – Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra, Eminem, Drake, Prince, Jimmy Buffet, Lil Wayne, Fats Domino, and Eminem. Film – Tom Hanks, Julie Andrews, Charlton Heston, Robin Williams, Robert Duvall and Star Wars. Culture – Thomas Hart Benton, George R. R. Martin, Leon Uris, and the Kardashians. Politics – Harry Truman, LBJ, JFK, Barack Obama, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Donald Trump, Rutherford B. Hayes, Herbert Hoover's wife, and Nancy Pelosi. The animal kingdom represented by an alligator, gorilla, shark, monkey, chickens, pigeons, a goat, and a gentleman chimpanzee. For more information regarding this event, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.