The Columnist

  • by David Auburn
  • Narrated by Tara Lynne Barr, Wilson Bethel, John Getz, David Krumholtz, John Vickery, JoBeth Williams
  • 1 hrs and 55 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Translated by Richard Wilbur. Veteran journalist Joseph Alsop thrived in his role as the right-hand man for Washington’s political elite, influencing both policy and public opinion with his inflammatory columns. But as the political certainties of the post-war era began to chip away in the late 1960s, so did Alsop’s authority, both on the page and in his own life. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production featuring: Tara Lynne Barr, Wilson Bethel, John Getz, David Krumholtz, John Vickery, JoBeth Williams. Includes a panel discussion with Geoffrey Cowan, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism, playwright David Auburn, and the New York Times’ national political correspondent, Adam Nagourney. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.

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