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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. 

Saturday, September 29 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
1968

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The most monumental political year of the modern era feels closer than half a century ago.

Moderators
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Hendrik Hertzberg

Staff Writer and Senior Editor for The New Yorker and Editorial Director for The Nation Institute
Hertzberg, a longtime writer and editor at The New Yorker, has been President Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter, editor of The New Republic, and, back in 1968, a combination Naval officer and antiwar activist. Hertzberg is the author of "Politics: Observations & Arguments" and "Obamanos... Read More →

Speakers
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Luci Baines Johnson

Daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson
Johnson, the youngest daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, is a businesswoman and philanthropist, raising funds for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the American Heart Association. She serves on the board of the LBJ Foundation and is the founder and limited partner... Read More →
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Chris Matthews

Author and Host of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews”
Matthews is an American political commentator, talk show host and best-selling author. Matthews began hosting his own talk show, “Hardball,” in 1997. Previously, he worked as a congressional aide, a presidential speechwriter and as the Washington bureau chief for the San Francisco... Read More →
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Lawrence O’Donnell

Author and Host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell”
O’Donnell is an American television pundit, actor and host of “The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell.” Previously, he worked on staff for the U.S. Senate and as an executive producer and writer for the TV series “The West Wing,” for which he won an Emmy Award. O’Donnell... Read More →
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Dan Rather

Legendary Newsman and Founder of News & Guts Media
Rather is a journalist who served as anchor of CBS Evening News for 24 years, from 1981 to 2005. He joined CBS in 1961, working as a reporter and White House correspondent and later as host and co-editor of CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Since leaving CBS, Rather has released several books... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E. 8th St., Austin, TX 78701