May 12, 2020: Former Governor Jerry Brown with Award-Winning Journalist Jim Newton – Now on YouTube


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

11:00AM – 12:00PM PST


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To order a copy of Jim Newton’s great biography of Jerry Brown, Man of Tomorrow, purchase with Book Soup here.

READ CHAPTER ONE HERE. Excerpted from MAN OF TOMORROW by Jim Newton. Copyright © 2020. Available from Little, Brown and Company, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Writers Bloc and Los Angeles World Affairs Council/Town Hall present former Governor Jerry Brown conversation with award-winning journalist and biographer Jim Newton in a free livestream. To secure your spot, please register today!

In adapting to our new reality, this rare opportunity to engage with Jerry Brown and his distinguished biographer, Jim Newton, will be available online and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC If you cannot tune in for the live event, we will post a link soon after the event, and you can watch it at your leisure. We are grateful to our partners, LA World Affairs Council/Town Hall for their digital guidance. 

Former Governor Jerry Brown: a visionary of inexhaustible political ambition, a public servant like no other in California history, a man whose principles and moral code have driven him for over five decades in public life. Brilliant and sometimes unpredictable, with a steadfast drive to advance a thriving and equitable California, Jerry Brown is a leader whose policies have defined California as the international economic stronghold it has become, as well as a national example of what progressive politics can accomplish. 

In his new book, Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jim Newton explores the unconventional arc of Brown’s career: In addition to being the longest serving governor in California history, Brown was a three-time Presidential candidate, a two-term Mayor of Oakland, and the California Attorney General.  Newton reveals the complex and often contradictory nature of Jerry Brown’s personality and politics– and how Brown’s leadership stood up to  the Trump White House policies on climate change, immigration, and more.  

Jim Newton and Jerry Brown will discuss the arc of Brown’s career, his impact on national politics, and his take on the future. You will be able to submit questions for Jim and Jerry during the live presentation. To register for the live event, click here.  To order a copy of Jim Newton’s great biography of Jerry Brown, Man of Tomorrow, click here.