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Joe Conason


Mr. Conason is sponsored by Barbara Stokely

Joe Conason is a veteran political journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of The National Memo, and editor-at-large of The Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. His articles have appeared in Harpers, Esquire, The Nation, The New Republic, The American Prospect, Politico, The Guardian, The New York Observer and Salon.com.

He is the author of "It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush," Big Lies: The Right-wing Propaganda Machine" and "How It Distorts the Truth." With co-author Gene Lyons, he also wrote "The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill Clinton." He lives in New York City.


Scheduled events:
The Real Story Behind Fake News
Joe Conason, author of "Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton" who has written many books about the Clintons and founded the daily blog, the National Memo, helps sort the real news from the fake news and its ramifications.

Arizona Daily Star Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Joe Conason
Moderator: Tim Steller
From the New Journalism to Clickbait
Two prominent editors, writers, and publishing executives in a conversation about writing and editing, and the story of American journalism from the 1970s to the present. Includes first-hand accounts of working with some of the most prominent writers, political figures, and personalities of our time.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joe Conason, Terry McDonell
Moderator: Mark Woodhams
Big Money or Big Philanthropy?
After achieving the American Dream of wealth and success…then what? These authors approach this reality first hand, second hand, and at a distance. Sam Polk's personal story, Bill Clinton's told by Joe Conason and Lisa Napoli's amazing tale of the Krocs, man and wife, after the Big Mac made them rich. NOTE: Mr. Conason will be 20 minutes late to the signing area due to a live interview with CSPAN following the program.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joe Conason, Lisa Napoli, Sam Polk
Moderator: Beth Viner
Freedom of the Press
The national media has taken a pummeling in the current political climate, a time when a free and unfettered press has never been more critical to American democracy. Three distinguished journalists discuss the future of the Fourth Estate and what unbiased and fact-based reporting will look like going forward.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joe Conason, Maureen Dowd, Evan Thomas
Moderator: Jim Nintzel

Books:
Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
September 2016
ISBN 9781439154106
Hardcover, 352 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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Veteran political journalist Joe Conason takes readers inside the post-presidential exploits of the perpetually fascinating Bill Clinton—and finds his continuing adventures just as colorful, controversial, and significant as his earlier political career. More/less

It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
St. Martin's Griffin
January 2008
ISBN 9780312379308
Paperback, 256 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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