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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Wednesday, September 26 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Franklin Barbecue Feast – SOLD OUT!

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Skip the line and join us for this special pre-Texas Tribune Festival kick-off event at the legendary Franklin Barbecue with world-class fare, cold beer and conversation. Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, joins Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith in conversation about the state of politics and the role of media heading into the 2018 elections.

Presented by NRG Energy

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Evan Smith

CEO and Co-Founder of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously Smith spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. He also hosts Overheard with Evan Smith, airing on PBS stations nationally.

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Dean Baquet

Executive Editor of The New York Times
Baquet has served as executive editor of The New York Times since 2014. He was previously the Times’ managing editor and Washington bureau chief after serving as national editor and deputy metro editor. Baquet also served as the editor of the Los Angeles Times from 2005 to 2007... Read More →

Wednesday September 26, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Franklin Barbecue