Thursday, June 20, 2019
in conversation with Larry Wilmore
discussing his new book,
The Enemy of the People:
A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America
The Writers Guild Theatre
135 S Doheny Dr,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
$53 Reserved Section Seat + book
$43 General Admission Section + book
$20 General Admission seat (on sale June 7 10am)
Jim Acosta is CNN’s chief White House correspondent, currently covering the Trump administration. He previously reported on the Obama administration from the White House and around the world. He regularly covers presidential press conferences, visits by heads of state, and issues impacting the executive branch of the federal government.
From CNN’s veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, an explosive, first-hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump’s war on truth.
In Mr. Trump’s campaign against what he calls “Fake News,” CNN Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, is public enemy number one. From the moment Mr. Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, he has attacked the media, calling journalists “the enemy of the people.”
Acosta presents a revealing examination of bureaucratic dysfunction, deception, and the unprecedented threat the rhetoric Mr. Trump is directing has on our democracy. When the leader of the free world incites hate and violence, Acosta doesn’t back down, and he urges his fellow citizens to do the same.
At CNN, Acosta offers a never-before-reported account of what it’s like to be the President’s least favorite correspondent. Acosta goes head-to-head with the White House, even after Trump supporters have threatened his life with words as well as physical violence.
From the hazy denials and accusations meant to discredit the Mueller investigation, to the president’s scurrilous tweets, Jim Acosta is in the eye of the storm while reporting live to millions of people across the world. After spending hundreds of hours with the revolving door of White House personnel, Acosta paints portraits of the personalities of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer, Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner and more. Acosta is tenacious and unyielding in his public battle to preserve the First Amendment and #RealNews.
Emmy Award winner Larry Wilmore has been a television producer, actor, comedian, and writer for more than 25 years. He can currently be heard as host of Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air on The Ringer Podcast Network. The show features Wilmore’s unique mix of humor and wit as he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.
Wilmore is perhaps best known for his role as host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which debuted in January 2015 and ran for nearly two years. Wilmore received praise from critics for carving out a “uniquely powerful space” and providing “complex, destabilizing commentary on racial issues that were otherwise lacking in late-night” (Slate, 8/16).
Off-screen, Wilmore serves as co-creator and consulting producer on HBO’s Insecure, a half-hour comedy series starring Issa Rae that details the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman. Wilmore also helped to launch ABC’s Black-ish as an executive producer. Previously, Wilmore made memorable appearances as the “Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and hosted his own Showtime “town hall”-style comedy specials, Larry Wilmore’s Race, Religion & Sex.
He has written for In Living Color, The PJ’s (which he co-created), The Office (on which he has appeared as Mr. Brown, the diversity consultant), and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He also served as creator, writer, and executive producer of The Bernie Mac Show, which earned him a 2002 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and a 2001 Peabody Award. In April 2016, Wilmore hosted the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, DC.Wilmore released his first book, I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts, in January 2009.
He has previously interviewed Madeleine Albright, Dan Rather, Doris Kearns Goodwin and David From at Live Talks Los Angeles.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
in conversation with Rich Roll
discussing his upcoming CNN Original Series (with clips)
Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
This event is presented in association with CNN.
Tickets are complimentary.
RSVP HERE (2 tickets per person)
Tickets available Friday, March 22, 10am
Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a six-part CNN Original Series that follows multiple award-winning journalist and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta as he goes on an immersive journey around the world in search of the secrets to living better. His travels bring him to Japan, India, Bolivia, Norway, Italy and Turkey to explore the unusual traditions and modern practices that constitute a healthy and meaningful life.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy® Award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, and host of the upcoming CNN Original Series Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. A practicing neurosurgeon, Dr. Gupta plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally and contributes to CNN.com. His medical training and public health policy experience distinguishes his reporting from war zones and natural disasters, as well as on a range of medical and scientific topics, including the opioid crisis, Pandemic outbreaks, brain injury, disaster recovery, health care reform, fitness, military medicine, and medicinal marijuana.
Rich Roll has been named one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World” by Men’s Fitness and “The World’s Fittest Vegan” by Men’s Health. He is a globally renown, ultra-endurance athlete, wellness advocate, and bestselling author.
At age 40, Rich made a decision to overhaul the sedentary throes of overweight middle age. Walking away from a career in law, he reinvented himself as an ultra-distance endurance athlete, clocking top finishes at the Ultraman World Championships and cementing his place in the pantheon of endurance greats by becoming the first of two people to complete EPIC5 – 5 Ironmans on 5 Hawaiian Islands in under a week.
Rich shares his inspirational story of addiction, redemption and optimal health in his #1 bestselling memoir Finding Ultra and the cookbook & lifestyle guides The Plantpower Way and The Plantpower Way: Italia. When he isn’t lost on a trail or spending time with his family, he hosts the wildly popular Rich Roll Podcast, one of the top 100 podcasts in the world with over 50 million downloads.