O’Brien will speak and sign books 5-7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Sponsored by Hospice of the Valley, “Voices of Alzheimer’s” includes the agency’s dementia program director Maribeth Gallagher, a doctor of nursing practice and national expert on the disease, which is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
This event is free and open to the public. A short documentary film clip about O’Brien and his family produced by “Hoop Dreams” director Steve James will be shown. Valley businessman Ray Artigue, a Cronkite board member, will moderate. Included are a question-and-answer session followed by light refreshments.