Politics Present and Past

Politics Present and Past

06/02/2017, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Downtown Stage

Language:
English

Often, in the present, the political state of our country seems to be at its most dire.  After all, policies and controversies are always heightened as we’re living through them.  It therefore remains imperative that we’re able to look back at history to compare our current situation to the past, in order to learn how to improve -- or to even to take comfort in the fact that we were able to overcome situations that once seemed equally dire.  This panel does just that, comparing our current political state to historical situations of the past to see how we truly stack-up today.  Join Lawrence O’Donnell (Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics – Penguin Press) and Ed Asner (Whose Constitution? An Angry Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Founding Document Against Bigots, Liars, and Nutcases – Simon & Schuster) as they share their personal stories and historical perspectives.

Contributors

  • Ed Asner

    Speaker

    Speaker

    Simon & Schuster

    Ed Asner is a television legend, best known for his role as Lou Grant, winner of seven acting Emmy Awards. In all, he has been nominated 20 times for...

  • Lawrence O'Donnell

    Speaker

    Speaker

    Lawrence ODonnell is the host of The Last Word on MSNBC. Formerly an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for The West Wing and creator...

  • Lindsey Green

    Moderator

    Lindsey Green is the Vice President of Corporate Communications at Bustle Digital Group, parent company to Bustle, the largest digital media property...

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