The Weisberg brothers team up for an evening of lively conversation about Ronald Reagan, the Cold War and the 1980s. Jacob Weisberg is Chairman of The Slate Group and the author of a new Reagan biography. Joe Weisberg is the creator of FX’s hit series The Americans.
Both of them came of age during the Age of Reagan – Jacob as a journalist writing about it for The New Republic and Newsweek, Joe as young CIA officer. In different ways, Jacob’s book and Joe’s show revise our understanding of the Reagan Era and the enigmatic man at the center of it. Together, they’ll discuss how their views have evolved, going beyond the myths that have built up on both sides of the political debate to reconsider what Reagan’s legacy really was. Book signing to follow.