Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Performer name: Richard Feingold
Phone: 201-697-9152
Mailing address: 39 S. Dorchester Rd
Emerson, NJ 07630
E-mail address: rickfeingold@att.net
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/RickFeingoldEvents/
Previous appearances at: Tappan Public Library, Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Goshen Library, Cornwall Library, Finkelstein (Spring Valley)Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 01/28/2019

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Unbroken – A WW II Story of Survival and Forgiveness History,
History,
Media- Film
Louis Zamperini’s B-24 bomber crashed in the Pacific Ocean in 1943. He survived 47 days in a lifeboat before capture by the Japanese navy. Zamperini spent 2 years in a POW camp where he was severely beaten and mistreated. After the war Zamperini was tormented by nightmares which continued until he learned to forgive his captors. The program will include his career as a runner at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin where after finishing the 1500 meter race with a flourish he was recognized by Hitler. Video of the CBS documentary “The Great Zamperini” with Bob Simon will be featured.
$201- $350
The Miracle Mets of 1969 – 50th Anniversary Health & Fitness- Sports,
History,
Other
An Amazin’ year it was! Join us as we share memories of the 1960s Mets from their 1962 humble beginnings as the worst team in baseball to their triumphant 1969 season as World Champions. Featured are Managers Casey Stengel and Gil Hodges, Hall of Famer Tom (Terrific) Seaver, World Series MVP Donn Clendonon, and fan favorite Tug McGraw. Includes Mets highlight video. Presenter: Rick Feingold is a life-long Mets fan and teaches American History at Bergen Community College.
$201- $350
2008 Financial Crisis – Too Big to Fail History,
Life Skills- Finance
Lehman Brothers, the 4th largest investment bank in the world was considered too big to fail. Wall Street expected the federal government to bail out Lehman like it did Bear Stearns a few months earlier. Then Lehman went bankrupt causing a ripple effect in the worldwide economy. Banks stopped lending. Mortgages went into default. People lost their homes. We will examine the “too big to fail” theory and the 700 billion federal bailout package. The program features the critically acclaimed PBS Frontline documentary Money, Power and Wall Street.
$201- $350
The Glenn Miller Band – Music that Inspired the Troops History,
Media- Video,
Music
Glenn Miller was America’s best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Residing with his family at the Cotswold Mansion in Tenafly, NJ his band played many dates in New York. Once World War II began he gave up a lucrative stateside career and toured Europe with his band entertaining the troops. The program combines a lecture with movie clips of Jimmy Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Air Force in World War II” at Bergen Community College. His father, Lt. Louis Feingold was a US Army Air Force navigator on a B-17 who survived being shot down over enemy occupied territory and escaped to England in 1944.
$201- $350
Andrew Carnegie – From Steel to the Building of Libraries History,
History,
Life Skills- Finance
Andrew Carnegie amassed an enormous fortune in the steel industry and then became a major philanthropist. During the late 19th century, when steel would be used first as railroad track, Carnegie perfected low-cost steel production. The Carnegie Steelworks, in Homestead, PA, employed men producing steel under primitive industrial working conditions. This program will feature the 1892 strike at Homestead which pitted the Pinkerton Detective Agency against the steelworkers ending with 10 deaths. After Carnegie sold his steel company to J.P. Morgan he gave all his money away by building over 2,500 libraries. Many still exist today. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “American Business History” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
American Baseball in Cuba Health & Fitness- Sports,
History,
Other
The American Series against Major League opponents in Cuba began in 1890 and continued until 1959. Babe Ruth visited Havana in 1920 after his 54 home run season with the Yankees and lost a fortune gambling in the casinos. Jackie Robinson played spring training in Cuba prior to breaking baseball’s color line in 1947. Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson played baseball games in Cuba. After a night of drinking the writer Ernest Hemingway engaged the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Hugh Casey in a boxing match at his Havana home. Presenter: Rick Feingold presented this lecture as part of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He has written for the Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor on the topic of baseball in the Caribbean.
$201- $350
Cornelius Vanderbilt – The First Tycoon History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Cornelius Vanderbilt began operating his own ferry in New York Harbor at the age of 16. He would work from dawn until dark ferrying passengers between Staten Island and the tip of Manhattan. The tiny business would grow into a massive steamship company. Vanderbilt would undercut his competitors by pricing his services so low that he would drive them out of business. Eventually he built a railroad empire from New York to Chicago and the First Grand Central Station at 42nd Street. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
Alexander Hamilton – Secretary of the Treasury History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Today, Hamilton, An American Musical is the hottest ticket on Broadway. As America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton founded the U.S. financial system. His Federalist plan was quickly opposed by Anti-Federalists Thomas Jefferson and James Madison until a grand compromise was worked out. This program features music from the Broadway production including The Room Where it Happens and video from the Hamilton musical. Note: this is the sequel to the program Alexander Hamilton – The Musical and the Duel. The program includes six songs and video from Hamilton, An American Musical. (Music and video from public sources). A handout with detailed instructions titled How to Get Tickets to see Hamilton is included. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University. Equipment requirements: LCD projector. Presenter will provide laptop.
$201- $350
How to Buy a Car Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Stop being hassled when you shop for a car. Learn about hidden incentives such as factory-to-dealer rebates and holdbacks that enable you to buy your next car at dealer invoice or less. Savvy consumers use the internet to force dealers to bid for their business when buying a car—you can, too. We will discuss sources of FREE information on dealer invoice costs, how to make an offer, selling/trading in your present car, and controlling the negotiations. Rick Feingold is a consumer advocate with over 30 years experience presenting this seminar. MBA, Penn State University. BA, Rutgers University.
$201- $350
The Great Escape of World War II History,
Other
There were actually two successful escapes. The first break-out, from inside a wooden horse, enabled three men to escape a WW II German POW camp and return to England. The second escape, immortalized in the film The Great Escape, featured the building of 100 meter tunnels which allowed 76 men to escape Stalag Luft III. Most of the POWs were captured. Only three made it to safety in Allied territory. Join us to hear about the mastermind behind the plot nicknamed “Big X”, tunnels Tom, Dick, and Harry, forged identity documents, the “penguins” who scattered tunnel sand, and the real-life story of the three who got away.
$201- $350
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