Noted television journalist Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s ‘The Last Word,’ and formerly an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for “The West Wing,” visits with a serious book on a time that helped get us where we are today, Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics (Penguin Press).
“In this delightful combination of vivid storytelling and sharp political insight, Lawrence O’Donnell brings to life the most fascinating election of modern times. His book is filled with memorable anecdotes and colorful characters, from Roger Ailes and Richard Nixon to Bobby Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. But beneath the rollicking tale is a truly profound historical truth: how the Sixties still reverberates in our nation’s soul.” —Walter Isaacson.
“I love the way Lawrence thinks, I love the way he writes. Playing with Fire is him at his best — this is a thriller-like, propulsive tour through 1968, told by a man who is in love with American politics and who knows how all the dots connect. Brilliant and totally engrossing.” ―Rachel Maddow.
Co-presented with TOWN HALL INSIDE/OUT CIVICS.