Lectures & Conversations
Politics and Power: Elections 2012
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
History and Current Affairs
Joe Klein
Richard Reeves
Beverly Gage
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Thu, May 3rd, 2012 | 7:30 pm
$24
(members $12)

Event details

Every presidential campaign is a fight for America’s future and the 2012 Election promises to be just as dramatic, contentious and emotional as we have come to expect from our national politics. Reprising her program from 2008, Lesley Stahl returns to discuss the candidates and key issues of the 2012 Election with special guests Joe Klein, Richard Reeves and Beverly Gage.

Speakers Bio(s)

Joe Klein is a political columnist for Time Magazine and author of six books. His weekly Time column, “In the Arena,” covers national and international affairs. Richard Reeves, Senior Lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, is a syndicated columnist and acclaimed author of numerous presidential biographies. Beverly Gage is a professor of twentieth-century U.S. history and is the author of The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror. She often appears on “PBS News Hour” discussing politics. Lesley Stahl (moderator) has been a correspondent for “60 Minutes” since 1991. Prior to joining “60 Minutes,” she served as CBS News White House correspondent and has actively covered national political conventions and election nights since 1974.

Location

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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