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  • Perry Bacon, Jr. on Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 6:30 PM, Bomhard Theater
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Monday, March 13th @ 6:30 PM
    Pre-show Reception @ 5:30 PM
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: Tickets are $25. Student tickets are $15 - available in person with ID. 
  • Running Time: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System
    502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
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Kentucky to the World

in collaboration with The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts presents

Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series

Perry Bacon, Jr.

Inside Political Reporting in the Era of Tribalism, Trump & Twitter

Louisville native Perry Bacon, Jr., former NBC News Senior Political Reporter and current Senior Political Writer for ESPN’s, has reported on the most important political developments that have shaped our nation over the past decade and a half. He will share his fascinating insights from the rise of tribalism, or hyper-partisanship, the growing connection between celebrity and political success, and the changing landscape of the media environment created by technology. 

This event will also include a conversation between Perry and Congressman John Yarmuth, whom Perry met as a high school student in the days when he was just “a nerdy kid” dreaming big. Together the newsman and the former newspaper publisher will consider the role of journalists and journalism today. 

Join us for a pre-show reception beginning at 5:30 PM. 

Kentucky to the World’s mission is to enhance our state’s image at home and beyond by showcasing the talent, ingenuity, and excellence of outstanding men and women with strong Kentucky ties. By doing that, we are a catalyst for inspiring everyone – no matter their age, geography, or circumstance – to promote a positive narrative about Kentucky and to become image changers themselves.

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Kentucky Center Members, order through the Hotlines to receive your FULL BENEFITS, including waived fees. MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 566-5144. CenterCircle Members ($500+), call (502) 566-5195. Hotlines are open M-F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Members can purchase tickets for this show starting Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM by calling the Membership Hotline.