Would love to have you join me, Liz Benjamin and Jennifer Delton on Sunday, Aug. 4, to watch the documentary “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People” and talk about his indelible mark on the press, then and now.
The event begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Shaara Tflle/The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs, 84 Weibel Ave. It’s part of the 2019 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival (check it out on Facebook) – but it is open to the general public and the topic is certainly of interest to all citizens. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students with I.D.
I’m excited to be on the panel with Liz Benjamin, who you may know for her years as host of Capital Tonight, Spectrum News’s landmark political and policy show, and the editor of its companion blog, State of Politics. I’ve long admired her knowledge and insight about government, politics and the media (which will no doubt serve her well in her new role with Marathon Strategies). I few months ago I was impressed by a program about “fake news” that she hosted for the League of Women Voters.
I’m also looking forward to meeting panelist Jennifer Delton, an author and professor of history at Skidmore College. Her work focuses on liberalism, politics, civil rights, and business in twentieth century U.S.
The documentary, which runs about 80 minutes, will be followed by questions from the audience and our moderator, Pam Polacsek. We’ll wrap up with a dessert reception. To RSVP or get more information, call 518-584-2370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.