Jon Sopel in conversation with Jonathan Freedland
BBC North America Editor, Jon Sopel, will be in conversation with Guardian columnist, Jonathan Freedland, to discuss the most extraordinary election in US history, outlined in Sopel’s latest book, UnPresidented
Monday 18th January, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
- All the Family
- In Conversation
- Online event
10 per household
About the Event
On 18th January 2021 – just ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden on 20th January - BBC North America Editor, Jon Sopel, will be in conversation with Guardian columnist, Jonathan Freedland, to discuss the most extraordinary election in US history, outlined in Sopel’s latest book, UnPresidented: politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others (published by BBC Books on 14th January).
In the interview – which will be available on the websites of Stratford Literary Festival and Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival - Jon Sopel, who co-presents the Americast podcast, will be sharing his year as a reporter on the campaign trail, as the election heated up and a global pandemic slowly swept in. As American lives were lost at a devastating rate, the presidential race became a battle for the soul of the nation - challenging not just the Trump presidency, but the very institutions of American democracy itself.
In a highly personal account of reporting on America in 2020, Sopel will take us behind the scenes of a White House in crisis and an election in turmoil, expertly laying bare the real story of the presidential campaign in a panoramic account of an election and a year like no other.
This one-off online interview has been organised to raise vital funds for Stratford Literary Festival and Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, to support both charities’ on-going work with their communities.
Tickets are £10 per household or £25 including a signed copy of Jon's book
About the Book
Publication date:14 Jan 2021
In UnPresidented: Politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others, BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel presents a diary of an election like we've never quite seen before.