This event is sold out. A waitlist is available here. Since the time of the Roman Empire, the fourth estate has been
But in a challenge to the American system of checks and balances, it has become a recurrent theme of the daily news cycle for President Trump and his allies to marshal their base under the banner of “Fake News” and to accuse journalists of being “enemies of the people,” a phrase with grim historical roots dating to Joseph Stalin and The Terror of the Jacobin dictatorship of the 1700s.
All presidents spar with the press. Richard Nixon pioneered the depiction of the media as liberal bogeymen, “nattering nabobs of negativism” in the immortal phrase of William Safire, an administration speechwriter who later became famous as a New York Times columnist. But a president schooled in the ways of entertainment sleight-of-hand has mutated what was an accepted parlor trick to rally conservatives into a full-blown assault on the American press.
A 48-year-old veteran journalist, whose family immigrated from Cuba days ahead of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Acosta shares a showman’s sense of the theatrical with Trump and has bickered on air with the president so frequently and so bitterly that the White House briefly revoked his credentials.
The author of the best-selling book about the Trump Administration, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” Acosta began his career in radio and worked as a correspondent for CBS News before joining CNN in 2007. Five years later, he was promoted to national political correspondent and then to chief White House correspondent, where he covered the Obama administration.
Jane Whitney, former NBC News correspondent & talk show host. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the interactive town-hall style format.
This event is sold out. A waitlist is available here.
All proceeds benefit:
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc. – Helping members of the Litchfield County Community and beyond find access to compassionate and high-quality mental health and related care.
New Milford Hospital – helping to secure the latest technology, attract the best medical staff and provide the compassionate, patient-centered care for which they are nationally recognized.
Susan B. Anthony Project – promoting safety, healing, and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and advocates for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence.
Tickets are available at two levels:
$45 – Individual tickets.
$250 per person – “Angels on the Green” tickets, include preferred seating and a chance to meet the speakers at a cocktail reception following the conversation at The Mayflower Inn & Spa.
Seating is limited. To reserve your place, go to our website, conversationsonthegreen.com or email [email protected]
Some portion of your payment is tax-deductible.
We suggest you consult with your accountant or tax attorney.
We look forward to seeing you there!
** Continue the Conversation **
Everyone is invited to enjoy a
prix fixe, 3-course dinner at the
Mayflower Inn & Spa
Immediately following the “Angel’s” reception
Add the dinner for an additional $88.50 per person
Includes select wine, tax, and gratuities.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Washington Montessori School
240 Litchfield Turnpike