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Lectures a terrific opportunity

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Dear Editor: The purpose of this letter is to express my disappointment with your Monday, Aug. 2, article, “Institute leaves locals feeling shortchanged.” In stating that only 34 members of the public heard Sunday’s lecture, the article was inaccurate and misleading. I believe closer to 300 people is more accurate. The speakers even visited the overflow room (with closed circuit television) to meet the audience that could not be in the main hall. Further, there is always seating outdoors where the talk can be heard on loudspeakers.More importantly, the article should have covered the subject of the lecture in depth, especially since so many people were interested in the subject.As a longtime local who has never paid to attend the Aspen Institute lectures, I feel very fortunate to have been able to hear, at no cost, many interesting lectures from largely bright and eloquent speakers. This summer series has had particularly good speakers discussing fascinating issues. What a terrific opportunity. Obviously, this would not be possible without the financial support of those who pay to listen. They deserve reserved seating. A more positive and enlightening article would have served everyone better.Peter LooramAspen


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