April 5, 2018: MSNBC’S Ari Melber



April 5, 2018, 7:30pm. Ticket, $20. Buy tickets here.  At Temple Emanuel, 8844 Burton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Parking available on local streets and in the garage under the building.

Could it be only this past summer that MSNBC gave Ari Melber his own show called The Beat with Ari Melber? So much news, so little time. He has covered a lot of ground with us in this brief period, but we already knew him well as the Chief Legal Correspondent for NBC and MSNBC. We already respected him as he subbed for Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell. Watch him weekdays at 3:00pm on MSNBC’s The Beat.

What we appreciate is that Ari Melber asks questions as a journalist and responds as a lawyer. If he senses evasion, he digs deeper–with the precision of a seasoned litigator and the skill of a fine reporter. It is not easy to get to the bottom of things; journalists face blockades that enormously impact citizens seeking information.

Melber will speak to the legal and practical challenges to free speech in the Trump era. A former First Amendment lawyer, he will explore how the President’s approach to the press–including a political strategy of emphasizing disputes with reporters and sowing confusion over what constitutes factual journalism–poses challenges for both citizens and reporters alike.

In conversation with Bill Schneider, former senior political analyst at CNN.

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