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Pair Off

Actor/director Ron Howard and his actor/brother Clint are just one of the three pairs of speakers plus Jon Meacham set for Desert Town Hall in 2022.

Staff Report Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

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Ron Howard and his brother Clint have combined on a book about their childhood called The Boys, which is the subject of their talk at Desert Town Hall.

Desert Town Hall’s 30th season will feature a mix of speakers from the political arena to a Hollywood set starting in January 2022 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells.

A limited number of season tickets are available, beginning at $400 for all four speakers.  Call 760-610-2852 for information.

The lineup includes:

Cristina Mittermeier Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier

Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier on Jan. 23. Photographers, filmmakers, and explorers who document the beauty of the planet. This couple captures imaginations with their brand of adventure, documentary photography, and storytelling.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Mike Huckabee

Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Mike Huckabee

Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Mike Huckabee on Feb. 1. Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House Press Secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017-19. Mike Huckabee is the host of the TV show, Huckabee, on TBN each weekend, and is a Fox News contributor, New York Times best-selling author of 14 books. He also hosts the podcast “Huckabee” on Quake Media. He was the 44th governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham on Feb. 24. Writer, reviewer, and presidential biographer. A former executive editor and executive vice president at Random House, he is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor to Time magazine, and a former editor-in-chief of Newsweek.

Ron Howard and Clint Howard on March 14. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker and his actor brother will offer their insight to a childhood spent on TV, growing up amid sound stages, and Hollywood legends. Both of their parents were actors. The family lived near Desilu Studios where The Andy Griffith Show was filmed.

Desert Town Hall is produced by Desert Forum, Inc., a nonprofit educational corporation. A portion of the cost of the tickets is tax-deductible. The lecture series is sponsored by a number of local companies, organizations, and philanthropic individuals.

Serving as officers and board members for 2021-2022 season are: president Keith Goff (Mechanics Bank), immediate past president Andy Clark (111 Wealth Management), vice president Judy Vossler (Landmark Golf), vice president Brian Harnik (Roemer & Harnik), and secretary/treasurer Phillip K. Smith, Jr. (Sunrise Company), Jerry Fogelson (Fogelson Properties), and Scott Bailey (Desert Sands Unified School District).

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