Veteran journalist Joseph Alsop thrived in his role as the right-hand man for Washington’s political elite, influencing both policy and public opinion with his inflammatory columns. But as the political certainties of the post-war era began to chip away in the late 1960s, so did Alsop’s authority, both on the page and in his own life.
Original music and sound design by John Gromada.
Includes a panel discussion about Joseph Alsop with author Geoffrey Cowan, playwright David Auburn, and journalist Adam Nagourney of The New York Times.
Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in November 2013.