Baccalaureate speaker Charlie Rose and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, C’91, will discuss “The Art of Conversation: Charlie Rose on Politics, Culture, and the Way We Live Now.” All are welcome to attend what promises to be a lively and entertaining exchange between these two knowledgeable observers of politics and culture.
Charlie Rose, award-winning broadcast journalist, anchor and executive editor of “Charlie Rose,” and co-anchor of “CBS This Morning,” will be on campus as the university’s Baccalaureate speaker. Since 1991, Rose has aired countless hours of interviews with Nobel Laureates and other extraordinary men and women of science, politics, art, business, sports, technology, literature, and entertainment. Some of his recent interviews include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Apple CEO Tim Cook, comedian Larry David, and Broadway's Lin-Manuel Miranda. These conversations have made the broadcast a cultural and intellectual archive of our time.
Jon Meacham, C’91, H’10, is executive editor and executive vice president at Random House. He is a former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, a contributing editor to Time Magazine, editor-at-large of WNET, and a commentator on politics, history, and religious faith in America. He won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for his work American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. His most recent book is Destiny and Power, The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.
The conversation will be followed by a book signing with Meacham in the lobby of Guerry Hall.