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 fivethirtyeight.com, 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.
ABOUT KENTUCKY TO THE WORLD
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.
To learn more about Kentucky to the World visit www.kentuckytotheworld.org.
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.