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An Evening with Robert Costa


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Watch Robert Costa discuss "Peril" with Kevin Merida.

This is a past program

This program took place on
Friday, October 8, 2021
Now streaming on YouTube

About the Program

Writers Bloc Presents ® and the Skirball Cultural Center invite you to join us for an outdoor conversation with Robert Costa, Washington Post national political reporter and NBC political analyst, and Kevin Merida, executive editor of the Los Angeles Times.

Discussing Peril, the new book he co-wrote with famed journalist Bob Woodward, Costa offers insights into the presidential transition from Donald J. Trump to Joseph R. Biden Jr., and why the resulting turmoil serves as an urgent call-to-action for the protection of American democracy.

Holding our country's leaders to account, Costa and Woodward interviewed more than two hundred people at the center of the action, from the 2020 election season to the opening months of Biden's presidency, and notably the events of January 6. Distilling more than six thousand pages of transcripts into one fast-paced volume, Peril provides a spellbinding and definitive portrait of a nation on the brink.

Book Soup will provide books for purchase. A book signing follows the program.

"A cliffhanger . . . Like an installment of a deathless Marvel franchise, for all its spectacle Peril ends with a dismaying sense of prologue."—John Williams, the New York Times

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