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Dan Rodricks, James Gashel,  Frank Luntz,  Betsy Zaborowski, and  Major Riddick.

(Left to right) Columnist Dan Rodricks, NFB Director
of Governmental Affairs James Gashel, after-dinner
speaker Frank Luntz, NFB Director of Special Projects
Betsy Zaborowski, and honorary chairman for the evening,
Governor Parris Glendening's Chief of Staff Major Riddick.


Betsy Zaborowski fastens Dan
Rodricks's Media-Man cape.

A man stands with his back to the camera while Betsy Zaborowski ties his cape on.








NEWSLINE® Night in Baltimore this year was September 21, 2000. The festivities began with hors d'oeuvres in the dining room while guests examined the items available for bidding at the evening's silent auction. When dinner was ready on the Skydeck, guests walked back down Black Cabinet Hall to the Skydeck entrance and found their outdoor tables. The theme for the evening was "Reaching for the Stars," and stars could be found everywhere in the evening's decorations. A small band played as diners collected their buffet meals and enjoyed good food and good conversation. Jim Gashel served as master of ceremonies. The featured speaker of the evening was Frank Luntz, President and CEO of Luntz Research and an analyst for MSNBC. Dan Rodricks, a well-known Baltimore TV personality and now a columnist for the Sun newspapers in the city, has been a longtime friend to the organized blind, so on behalf of the NFB Betsy Zaborowski presented him a one-of-a-kind black super-hero type cape with the words "Media Man" emblazoned on the back in print and Braille. All in all, it was a memorable evening.

Frank Luntz stands speaking at the podium he is surrounded by balloons and other decorations.
Frank Luntz, President and CEO of Luntz Research,
addresses the gathering from the podium.
We can see people walkng toward the camera, programs in hand.

Black Cabinet Hall and the welcome
sign on NEWSLINE night as people
make their way to dinner.

The skydeck is filled with diners seated at their tables at the beginning of dinner.

The Skydeck is filled with diners seated at
their tables at the beginning of dinner.

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