March 2022

Susan Page


Susan Page is the award-winning Washington bureau chief of USA Today, where she writes about politics and the White House. Page has covered eleven presidential elections and is now covering her seventh White House administration. She has interviewed the past ten presidents, from Richard Nixon through Joe Biden, and reported from six continents and dozens of foreign countries. In 2020, she moderated the vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. She has appeared as an analyst on ABC’s This Week, CBS’ Face the Nation, CNN’s State of the Union, Fox News Sunday, NBC’s Meet the Press, PBS’ NewsHour and other TV and radio programs. Her first book, "The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty," was a New York Times best-seller. Her new book is "Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power."

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Leading Ladies of Washington
Nancy Pelosi became one of the three most powerful people in Washington the old-fashioned way: she earned it. In this session, Susan Page will discuss her new biography and the Speaker of the House herself. Page will also look back at Barbara Bush, who was featured in her 2020 biography of the former First Lady: "Matriarch."

Crowdcast (Seats 1000)
Wed, Feb 3, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science

Panelist: Susan Page
Moderator: Jim Nintzel
Leading Ladies of Washington
Celebrity biographer Susan Page joins us to discuss her two recent books ... and the very different women who are pictured on the covers. In "The Matriarch," Page takes us inside the life of former First Lady Barbara Bush. In "Madam Speaker," we meet House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Different may they be, both changed the face of Washington.

Friends of the Festival Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
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Panelist: Susan Page
Moderator: Jim Nintzel
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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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