Getting to the Point with Katy Tur
Author of Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
The 2016 campaign was historic, and NBC News Correspondent Katy Tur was there from the beginning. In her new book Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, Tur shares her story of how, after being told that her assignment covering the 2016 Trump campaign would be “six weeks, tops,” she spent 510 days on the campaign trail reporting on Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checking his falsities, and as a result, found herself singled out by then-candidate Trump himself. Tur ended up being one of the most visible journalists during the 2016 election cycle, and part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news.
In a conversation facilitated by Robin Young, Co-Host of NPR’s Here & Now, Tur will discuss her road to journalism, the risks and challenges that today’s journalists face, the state of politics, and the future of political reporting.
A book signing will follow. Books can be purchased at the Institute’s gift store at the program. Two ticket options are available, including general admission tickets (free), and premium tickets ($35; $30 for members). Premium tickets include the book, guaranteed seating, and priority access for the book signing. Free parking is available at the Institute.
Join City Awake, in partnership with the Kennedy Institute, for a timely discussion with Martin Luther King, III on the importance of civic engagement, empowerment, and how it is imperative that we all vote in the upcoming election, especially the next generation.
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Stephen Breyer will participate in a moderated conversation with Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”, about the vital role the Supreme Court plays in providing checks and balances on the federal government, the importance of nominations to the bench and how elections impact these decisions, and the recent rulings of the court.
Join the Museum of African American History, the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for the 2020 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event. Now in its third year, the Award is an annual prize that encourages scholarship and writing within the field of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize and two $5,000 finalist prizes for exceptional adult non-fiction books written in a literary style.