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Walter Isaacson, PAR Annual Meeting (2018)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-04-06

Duration: 00:41:50

Subjects: ISAACSON, WALTER | Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Inc. | Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 | Politics | Government


  • Isaacson, Walter Speaker


Walter Isaacson delivers the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana on April 6, 2018, in Baton Rouge. Isaacson, a native of New Orleans, is a journalist, biographer, and history professor at Tulane University. He discusses: Benjamin Franklin’s Junto Club, or Leather Apron Club; the partisanship in Washington, D.C.; the political climate in Louisiana; and the importance of compromise in a democracy. He also answers questions from the audience.