Walter Isaacson, PAR Annual Meeting (2018)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2018-04-06
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.