April 16, 2019: Robert Caro in Conversation with Conan O’Brien

 

 

 

April 16, 2019, 7:30pm. Buy tickets here. At Temple Emanuel, 8844 Burton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Parking available on local streets and in the Temple’s reserved parking garage located at the corner of Burton Way and Herzl Way. Your ticket(s) will be mailed to you by Brown Paper Tickets.

Ticket: $20 (General Admission)

Really Special Deal! $38: 1 General Admission ticket with one copy of Robert Caro’s Working.

Robert Caro is recognized as one of the great modern historians of our time. His books on Robert Moses, and more recently on Lyndon Johnson, have earned him two Pulitzers, two National Book Awards, three National Book Circle Awards, and so many more. His books on LBJ are legendary, and they are astounding in their scope, their detail, and their accessibility to the general public. His books are utterly thrilling in revealing how Lyndon Johnson not only got his power, but how he wielded it. Unforgettable.

In his new book, Working, Caro gives us the stories behind the books, stories from and about his interviews with witnesses, including with Lady Bird Johnson about her assessment of one of her husband’s beautiful mistresses. Not all people can be engaged in the same way: of particular note is how he chose to conduct his interviews, whether with lawmakers, or the family of LBJ, or with the independent-minded people in the Texas Hill Country where LBJ had his ranch.

Conan O’Brien is the host of the late-night show, Conan, which airs on TBS. He is also the host of his podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. Besides all that, Conan is a noted presidential scholar.