An Evening with James Poniewozik: "Audience of One"

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Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building

914 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95814

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The Sacramento Press Club and the California State Library welcome James Poniewozik, television critic for the New York Times, for a book-reading and discussion.

In "Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America," New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik traces the history of TV and mass media from the Reagan era to today, explaining how a volcanic, camera-hogging antihero merged with America’s most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president.

Reaching back to the 1940s, when Trump and commercial television were born, Poniewozik illustrates how Donald became “a character that wrote itself, a brand mascot that jumped off the cereal box and entered the world, a simulacrum that replaced the thing it represented.”

James Poniewozik has been the chief television critic of the New York Times since 2015. He was previously the television and media critic for Time magazine and a media columnist for Salon. He lives in Brooklyn.

Books will be available for sale by The Avid Reader. While the event is free, we encourage preregistration.

Sacramento Press Club, a nonprofit dedicated to furthering journalism, provides forums for leading politicians and other news makers to meet with the print and electronic media journalists who cover their activities. More information about supporting journalists in the Sacramento region at www.sacpressclub.org.

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Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building

914 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95814

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