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Long Island LitFest Presents Kurt Andersen

at Cinema Arts Centre | Thu Sep 14


Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave
Huntington, NY , NY 11743
Tel: 516-810-7781
Contact Name: Long Island LitFest
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Date & Time

07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Cost:    $40 |  $45

Join us on September 14th, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY for a unique evening when Kurt Andersen talks about his new book, FANTASYLAND: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.  Audience Q&A and book signing follows.

Meet columnist and author Kurt Andersen, co-founder of Spy magazine and host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360. With FANTASYLAND, a sweeping, eloquent history of America, Andersen demonstrates that what’s happening in our country today—this strange, post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by impresarios and their audiences, by hucksters and their suckers.

Kurt Andersen will be in conversation with Diane Masciale, Vice President & General Manager of WLIW21. She is also Executive Producer of local productions at WNET, parent company of WLIW21 and THIRTEEN, and operator of NJTV. This Long Island native is responsible for day-to-day operations of WLIW21, the country’s 4th most-watched PBS station.  Masciale, a three-time National Emmy Award-winner, is a veteran news executive having last served as Executive Editor of ABC’s Good Morning America and Executive Producer in the ABC Long Form Unit. Previously, she was Acting Executive Producer and Senior Broadcast Producer at NBC’s Today Show as well as Senior Broadcast Producer at Dateline NBC.

Tickets, which include the book FANTASYLAND, must be purchased in advance.  Members $40 | Public $45.  Click here to purchase tickets

Special thanks to Book Revue for providing the books for this event.