KCET, KPCC and the Pearson Foundation present a LiveTALKS Los Angeles event featuring P.J. O'Rourke, the famed American political satirist in conversation with Judy Muller.
Thursday, October 7 at 8 PM
2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg C-1
Santa Monica, CA
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"You can remove morality from politics like you can remove the head from a chicken, and they'll both keep going--politics much longer than the chicken."
With more than a million words of trenchant journalism under his byline and more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any other living writer, P.J. O'Rourke has established himself as America's premier political satirist. His 14 best-selling books include Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, Eat the Rich, The CEO of the Sofa, Peace Kills and On the Wealth of Nations. Both Time and The Wall Street Journal have called him "the funniest writer in America." He frequently appears on television, and is a regular panelist on National Public Radio's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me."
In his latest book, DON'T VOTE--It Just Encourages the Bastards P.J. O'Rourke turns his sights on the central issue in all of the above: politics. He's known as a hard-bitten, cigar-smoking conservative. But, in fact, he bashes all political persuasions. Says O'Rourke, "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
Judy Muller is an Emmy Award -winning television correspondent and NPR commentator. She is on the faculty of the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism and is a regular contributor on NPR's "Morning Edition" and a contributing correspondent for KCET's SoCal Connected. She was a correspondent on ABC's Nightline and prior to that was a correspondent on CBS News - on both television and radio.