Dick Henning: Interviewing the Interviewer ID=77384893 (4)


Dick Henning

Topic:   Interviewing the Interviewer: Backstage at the Celebrity Forum

Dick Henning
Founder of the Celebrity Forum

County Assessor Larry Stone will be turning the microphone on Dick Henning the founder of the Celebrity Forum which has been cited as the "Best Speakers Series in the Nation" by the prestigious International Platform Association. A retired administrator at Foothill College, where he served for 34 years, Dick has five college degrees, including two masters and a doctorate from USC.Dick will tell us about his personal behind-the-scenes experiences in presenting 384 programs over 50 years, featuring famous and iconic people, a few of which are listed here:

Louis Leakey

Earl Warren

Ray Bradbury

Pat Paulsen

Margaret Mead

Golda Meir

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Louis Rukeyser

Bob Hope

Jonathan Winters

Walter Cronkite

Gary Grant

Mark Russell

Henry Kissinger

Red Skelton

Pearl Bailey

Gregory Peck


Tom Peters

Lucille Ball

Rosalynn Carter

Richard Leakey

Bill Moyers

Erma Bombeck

Jimmy Carter

Mario Cuomo

Victor Borge

Tom Wolfe

Steve Wynn

Ken Burns

Bill Clinton

Tom Brokaw

Mia Farrow

Maureen Dowd

Yo-Yo Ma


Ann Richards

Abba Eban

James Lovell

Maya Angelou

Colin Powell

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Carl Reiner

Mikhail Gorbachev

George Bush

Margaret Thatcher

David McCullough

Tom Friedman

Tony Blair

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dave Berry


Dick has been a Rotarian since 1968 and served as president of the Los Altos Club in 1971-72. He is probably best known as the founder of Camp RYLA.

Location:   The Rotary Summit Center