Saturday, May 5, 2012

Inside the Presidential Debates with Newton Minow

The Stevenson Center will host a program on Inside the Presidential Debates with Newton Minow:

Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
Inside the Presidential Debates with Newton Minow

Newton Minow was appointed by President John Kennedy as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in 1961. Minow famously dubbed television the "vast wasteland" and called for programming reforms to better serve the public interest. He is a former law partner of Adlai Stevenson II, chairman of PBS and co-chair of the presidential debates in 1976 and 1980. He is currently co-vice chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has organized the debates for the last two decades. Minow's book, written with longtime collaborator Craig LaMay, Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future, is a fascinating look into the origins of presidential debates with suggestions for their improvement today.

  • Sunday
    May 13, 2012
    2 PM
  • The Stevenson Center on Democracy
    25200 N St Mary's Rd
    Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
  • $15
  • Coffee and conversation following

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