Norville to speak at Packard

“Inside Edition” host Deborah Norville will open the 2018-19 Trumbull Town Hall lecture series.

Originally scheduled to open last season, Norville is a two-time Emmy winner who first gained national prominence as the anchor of “NBC News at Sunrise.” The network moved her to “The Today Show,” with Norville ultimately replacing co-host Jane Pauley. The media coverage of the transition created a backlash that inspired Norville’s first book, “Back on Track: How to Straighten Out Your Life When it Throws You a Curve.”

Norville went on to host her own radio show and became a correspondent for “48 Hours” and “Street Stories” on CBS before being named anchor of “Inside Edition” in 1995. She has also written two children’s books, “I Don’t Want to Sleep Tonight” and “I Can Fly.”

A lifelong crafter and seamstress, she is the creative force behind the Deborah Norville Yarn Collection, a line of yarn for knit and crochet enthusiasts.

The program starts at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and seating is general admission. Single tickets for the lecture are $45 and are available at the Packard box office and through Ticketmaster.

Norville is the first of four programs planned this season. Other speakers include Wendy Schiller, professor of political science at Brown University on “What Would the Founding Fathers Say About America Today?” on Nov. 14; former theatrical press agent Susan Schulman on “Backstage Pass to Broadway” on March 20, 2019; and educator Elliot Engel on “The Greatest Mind of All — Leonardo da Vinci” on April 24, 2019.

Season tickets good for all four lectures are $95. For season tickets or more information, call 330-240-1706 or go to