“Love & War: Twenty Five Years, Four Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home”
One of America’s best-loved political couples will give an enlightening and entertaining look at today’s issues and how the nation can move forward together.
Married couple James Carville and Mary Matalin are politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated. They will take a look at how they — and America — have changed in the last two decades yet still manage to agree on a few things. They will provide an enlightening and entertaining look at Washington politics, and discuss their new life in New Orleans today, where their efforts to rebuild and promote that city have become a central part of their lives — and a poignant metaphor for moving the nation forward.
Matalin and Carville are key players on the national political stage — they each have over 30 years of experience in politics and have individually worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. They combine their unique experiences to provide audiences with a stimulating, candid, and provocative conversation from both sides of the political aisle.
James Carville is an unbowed liberal and Mary Matalin is a celebrated conservative voice, former assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Matalin served as President George Bush’s campaign manager in 1992, while her soon-to-be husband, Carville, was President Bill Clinton’s campaign manager. They are the authors of two national best sellers, “All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President” (1995), and “Love and War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home” (2014).
The Esther B. O’Keeffe Speaker Series features notable speakers from the fields of politics, culture and the media. Lectures take place January through March on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Book signings, when offered, are held in the O’Keeffe Gallery Building following the lecture, and are available to the public at no charge.