Aug. 8, 2012
-- “He brought nobility to the greatest generation of ink-stained wretches ever to manhandle a remote control. And his taste and talent for a good story made his work necessary, important and rewarding.”
For over 54 years, Dusty Saunders has had a bird’s eye view of the changing world of newspapers and television. From his days working in a two newspaper city to the influx of multi-channel cable stations, he has written and reflected on it all. He will appear at the the Downtown YMCA (25 East 16th Avenue, Denver) on September 11th at 6pm for a book signing and talk.
For decades his column in the Rocky Mountain News was a must read for everyone in the broadcast industry and anyone looking for an honest look at what was on television. Blending entertainment with critique, Saunders’ columns covered local news, programming and even national events.
A Denver native, he started his career as a copy boy at the Rocky Mtn. News, working his way through stints as police reporter to editor and finally columnist. Though semi-retired, he currently writes a weekly sports column for the Denver Post.
The book signing event and talk is part of the on-going ‘Denver Y Book Series’ which will present local authors to a wider audience. The Denver YMCA is especially pleased to have Mr. Saunders at the Downtown YMCA, the oldest YMCA in the State and a brief walk from the old Rocky Mountain News building and the Denver Post – each one a part of Colorado history.
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver
We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We have been strengthening the foundations of our communities for the last 136 years. While our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of our communities, every Y has one thing in common: our people. The volunteers, staff, members and donors of the Y are all united by a deep commitment to strengthening community. For more information visit our website at www.DenverYMCA.org.