Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Presented in association with Wilshire Boulevard Temple
in conversation with Josh Singer
“Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom”
at Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(Complimentary Parking Info)
$20 General Admission*
$48 General Admission + Signed Book*
*Tickets include access to watch the virtual version of the event
that airs on April 18 at 6pm PT, 9pm ET
You can purchase a virtual event only ticket here (also includes a signed book)
— Proof of fully vaccinated required to attend this event
— Face masks required to attend this event
The Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of All the President’s Men and pioneer of investigative journalism, recalls his beginnings as an audacious teenage newspaper reporter in the nation’s capital―a winning tale of scrapes, gumshoeing, and American bedlam.
Josh Singer is an Academy Award-winning film and television writer. Most recently, Singer wrote the script for Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man, starring Ryan Gosling as the pioneering astronaut. Upcoming, Singer is teaming up with Bradley Cooper in scripting the Leonard Bernstein biopic, Maestro, directed by and starring Cooper and Carey Mulligan. He is also adapting the New York Times
bestseller, The Last Thing He Told Me, as a limited series for Apple with his wife, author Laura Dave. Singer co-wrote Steven Spielberg’s celebrated historical drama The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Previously, Singer co-wrote the acclaimed drama Spotlight for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film won Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards. His television credits include Fringe, the long-running hit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The West Wing.
“I loved getting to know the teenage Carl Bernstein, a smart and spirited kid who happened upon the best seat in the country at an extraordinary moment in our national life. The reader marvels as Bernstein, equipped with infinite curiosity and grit, goes from copyboy to newsman, from chasing history to making it.”―Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times #1 bestselling author
In 1960, Bernstein was just a sixteen-year-old at considerable risk of failing to graduate high school. Inquisitive, self-taught―and, yes, truant―Bernstein landed a job as a copyboy at the Evening Star, the afternoon paper in Washington. By nineteen, he was a reporter there.
In Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom, Bernstein recalls the origins of his storied journalistic career as he chronicles the Kennedy era, the swelling civil rights movement, and a slew of grisly crimes. He spins a buoyant, frenetic account of educating himself in what Bob Woodward describes as “the genius of perpetual engagement.”
Funny and exhilarating, poignant and frank, Chasing History is an extraordinary memoir of life on the cusp of adulthood for a determined young man with a dogged commitment to the truth.