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A lively conversation in Denver, CO sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy preceding the first 2012 Presidential Debate.
Aaron Sorkin, Academy and Emmy Award winning screenwriter, producer and playwright whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President, The Social Network, Moneyball, The West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. As Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, Jamieson oversees two influential political websites, FactCheck.org and FlackCheck.org.
Alan K. Simpson, U.S. Senator (R-Wyoming) from 1979–1997. Senator Simpson and Erskine Bowles served as co-chairs of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. He is the author of Right in the Old Gazoo: A Lifetime of Scrapping with the Press and is the subject of the biography called Shooting from the Lip.
Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News, as well as the co-host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC. He became NBC News' Political Director in March 2007. He also serves as NBC News' on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, Meet the Press and MSNBC.
Alex S. Jones, Moderator, is the author of several books including Losing the News and won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting at The New York Times.
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