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Brian Stelter: The Epic Saga of Fox News and the Battle for American Democracy

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In the wake of Fox News' historic $787 million legal settlement with Dominion, investigative journalist Brian Stelter takes a look at how the conservative channel handles truth and misinformation—and its influence on elections.

Stelter, bestselling author of Hoax, an inside look at Fox News, promises an even more revealing take on the channel and how it does business. From panic among its anchors to the handling of misinformation, Stelter goes behind the scenes to show how what ended up on the air got there. With the lawsuits dragging the network’s secrets into the light—such as Tucker Carlson’s passionate hatred for Donald Trump and Sean Hannity’s contempt for his own colleagues—the future of the network, and the Republican Party, hangs in the balance.

Join us for a special online-only talk with Stelter about one of the biggest forces in the news industry today, and how it uses its power in ways that impact us all.


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Thu, Nov 30 / 12:00 PM PST

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

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Brian Stelter

Special Correspondent; Vanity Fair; Walter Shorenstein Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Author, Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy; Twitter @brianstelter

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In Conversation with Adam Lashinsky

Contributing Columnist, The Washington Post; Twitter: @adamlashinsky


12–1 p.m. program
(all times PT)


Free for members
$10 nonmembers
$30 members with a book
$40 nonmembers with a book 
Free for Leadership Circle members and students (without a book)