The New Yorker Festival 2012

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Exclusive to FORA.tv: Lena Dunham, Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, David Remnick, and other writers, actors, and thinkers come together for three days of intelligent entertainment. Don't miss The New Yorker Festival 2012!

Agenda


Sunday, October 7


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1:00 pm EDT Girls' Power: Lena Dunham Talks with Emily Nussbaum     Watch On-Demand
The New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum talks with Lena Dunham about the down-and-dirty details of her HBO series 'Girls' as it heads into its second season.

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11:00 am EDT Atul Gawande: Rescuing Success from Profound Failure     Watch On-Demand
Atul Gawande, surgeon and staff writer for The New Yorker, discusses risk-taking in healthcare and the importance of rescuing success from failure.

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4:00 pm EDT Salman Rushdie and David Remnick Discuss 'Joseph Anton'     Watch On-Demand
New Yorker editor David Remnick speaks to author Salman Rushdie about his new book, Joseph Anton, and the reaction to Rushdie's The Satanic Verses in the Muslim world.

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1:00 pm EDT The New Yorker's Live Cartoon Caption Contest     Watch On-Demand
A live version of The New Yorker's Cartoon Caption Contest, hosted by Robert Mankoff. Harry Bliss, George Booth, and Kim Warp will judge the results. This year's theme: dogs!

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1:00 pm EDT Alex Ross: The Whirling Impact of the Wagner Vortex     Watch On-Demand
The New Yorker's music critic Alex Ross chronicles the career of German composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner and describes the 'Wagner vortex.'

Saturday, October 6


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1:00 pm EDT Fifty-One Percent: Winning Female Voters, Election 2012     Watch On-Demand
The New Yorker executive editor Dorothy Wickenden moderates a panel discussion on winning the female vote. Panelists include Kellyanne Conway, Margaret Hoover, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Cecile Richards.

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10:00 am EDT Malcolm Gladwell 'Travels' to Birmingham, 50 Years Ago     Watch On-Demand
Malcolm Gladwell recounts the events of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama, in the early 1960s.

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10:00 am EDT David Remnick Interviews Great Presidential Biographers     Watch On-Demand
New Yorker editor David Remnick moderates a panel discussion among biographers of U.S. presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. Authors include Ron Chernow, Annette Gordon-Reed, David Maraniss, and Edmund Morris.

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10:00 am EDT Geoffrey Canada and Others Give Voice to the Have-Nots     Watch On-Demand
In this panel discussion at The New Yorker Festival 2012, moderator George Packer and guests Abhijit Banerjee, Katherine Boo, Geoffrey Canada, and Jose Antonio Vargas give voice to the have-nots.

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4:00 pm EDT Mary Karr and Others: Rereading David Foster Wallace     Watch On-Demand
Mark Costello, Mary Karr, Dana Spiotta, and Deborah Treisman, all of whom knew the late author David Foster Wallace, discuss Wallace's life and his greatest published works.

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4:00 pm EDT Money and Politics: Is Democracy for Sale?     Watch On-Demand
A panel of legal experts, including the lawyers who argued the Citizens United case in front of the Supreme Court, asks if the very nature of democracy is for sale. They discuss the impact of money in politics and the pros and cons of campaign finance regulation. The panelists are Theodore Olson, Seth Waxman, Cleta Mitchell, and Lawrence Lessig, with moderator Jane Mayer.

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4:00 pm EDT Drawing Life: Alison Bechdel Talks with Judith Thurman     Watch On-Demand
Comic artist and author Alison Bechdel explores the links between comics, family tragedy, and psychoanalysis in a conversation with Judith Thurman.

Friday, October 5


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6:00 pm EDT Life at The New Yorker with The Moth: Tales Out of School     Watch On-Demand
At the Moth, The New Yorker's most-renowned authors share stories of what you don't know about The New Yorker magazine.

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7:00 pm EDT Fiction Night: Utopia-Dystopia with Atwood & Others     Watch On-Demand
At The New Yorker Festival 2012 Fiction Night, Margaret Atwood, Jennifer Egan, and George Saunders discuss the challenges and joys of writing about utopia and dystopia.

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9:30 pm EDT Fiction Night: Old Country with Gopnik, Foer & Others     Watch On-Demand
At The New Yorker Festival 2012 Fiction Night, Jonathan Safran Foer, Tea Obreht, and Gary Shteyngart discuss the Old Country.

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About this conference


The New Yorker Festival, now in its thirteenth year, brings together a distinguished group of writers, thinkers, artists, and other luminaries, and covers topics including film, music, politics, economics, architecture, fashion, and literature. From October 5th through October 7th, in New York.

About The New Yorker


The New Yorker is a weekly magazine with a signature mix of reporting on national and international politics and culture, humor and cartoons, fiction and poetry, and cultural reviews and criticism.

For more information, visit: http://www.newyorker.com/