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Nov 28

NPR Presents: Audie Cornish Live with screenwriters Matt Bai & Jay Carson of the Front Runner


Date November 28, 2018
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


NPR’s Studio One
1111 North Capitol St NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Audie Cornish Live

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Event Description

Join NPR’s Audie Cornish, host of All Things Considered, as she sits down with creatives for intimate, long-form conversations about their projects and process, how they stay inspired, and what it means to be creating work in conversation with American culture in 2018.

In the aftermath of a tense build up to November’s midterm elections, Audie will speak with the screenwriters behind the new movie The Front Runner: Matt Bai and Jay Carson. Together, we’ll take a step back and reflect with on the role of media in American political life.

The Front Runner is based on a book written by Matt Bai, a former New York Times political correspondent. The story traces the tumultuous fall from grace of Colorado Senator and presidential hopeful, Gary Hart. Over the course of one week in 1987, rumors of his marital infidelity resulted in a media frenzy unlike anything American politics had seen before. Bai argues that Hart’s story marked a critical turning point in the nature of political media – setting new norms for politicians and others in the public eye – and in the very values that drive American politics.

Please join us for an interactive discussion in NPR’s Studio One.

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