Temple Israel will host a talk by Peter Maer, CBS Radio's chief White House correspondent, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in the temple, 14 Coleytown Road.

Maer will share his memories of events while serving in that capacity since September 1998 during history-changing moments such as "9/11" and the decisions to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Maer has traveled to nearly 40 nations and every state of the Union with then-Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. He has covered the White House since 1986, previously for NBC/Mutual Radio.

His assignments have included summits of world leaders and events like every national political convention, campaign and election since 1980. He has also covered disaster stories such as the 1978 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant and the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City in 1985.

Maer, having received several awards over the years, was a member of the CBS News Radio team honored with a 2003 Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the first anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Tickets to the event to fund the temple's charitable work cost $15 at the door, $10 for students. Sponsor tickets are $100 per person and include reserved seating and parking and a reception with Maer.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 203-227-1293.