SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Speakers Series, a community lecture series that showcases six evenings of topical insight from today’s news makers in politics, journalism, education, science and more, has lined up an impressive list of nationally acclaimed speakers and patrons to participate in their 8th season of the series. The fun begins on Tuesday, October 23rd as the Sacramento Speakers Series welcomes multiple Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, Sanjay Gupta, M.D. to the Community Center Theater located in the heart of Sacramento.

Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360°, CNN documentaries, and anchors the weekend medical affairs program Sanjay Gupta, MD. Gupta is also known for his contributions to and His medical training and public health policy experience distinguish his reporting on a range of medical and scientific topics including brain injury, disaster recovery, health care reform, fitness, military medicine, HIV/AIDS, and other areas. Gupta contributes to the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes and Evening News with Scott Pelley. He is the author of two best-selling books, Chasing Life (2007) and Cheating Death (2009), both of which became companion documentaries for CNN. In 2011, Forbes magazine named him one of the “Ten Most Influential Celebrities” and he proves to be a must-see show.

Gupta truly inspires as shown through his humanitarian efforts at the front lines of some of the most severe crisis including the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the flooding in Pakistan and as one of the first journalists to arrive in Haiti after the massive earthquake in January of 2010. President is the second keynote speaker of the series on December 4th, 2012, Clinton calls Gupta “the World’s Doctor” and calls Gupta’s book, Cheating Death “a truly provocative and fascinating reading experience.”

Managing principal and attorney Mitchell Ostwald describes the Series as “an extraordinary community experience that gives our patrons an opportunity to hear about and question renowned and influential people from a wide variety of backgrounds on an even wider variety of topics.” Come listen. Go think.

The event will be held at the Community Center Theater in Downtown Sacramento at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23rd. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

For more information about the Sacramento Speakers Series and the 2012-2013 Season visit them online at