October 6, 2020: Pete Buttigieg and Judy Woodruff – Now on YouTube


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

11:00AM PDT

Watch the conversation here:

Writers Bloc and Los Angeles World Affairs Council present Pete Buttigieg.


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Pete Buttigieg, the former presidential candidate and South Bend mayor, provides an urgent call to foster an “American way of trust” at this painfully polarized juncture and to inspire Americans to build a powerful movement that will define us in the years to come.

In a century warped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, systemic racism, and now a global pandemic, trust has been squandered, sacrificed, abused, stolen, or never properly built in the first place. And now, more so than ever before, Americans must work side by side to reckon with the monumental challenges posed by our present moment.


Pete Buttigieg served as the two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana and was a Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 2020. A graduate of Harvard University and an Oxford Rhodes Scholar, Buttigieg enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve and became a lieutenant when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. In April 2019 he announced his candidacy for president and in February 2020, he won the Iowa Caucuses, becoming the first openly gay person to ever win a presidential primary or caucus. He and his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, live in South Bend with their rescue dogs Buddy and Truman.

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for five decades at NBC, CNN and PBS.