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Friday, April 12 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for the live show. Join Emily Bazelon of the New York Times Magazine, John Dickerson of CBS This Morning, and David Plotz of Atlas Obscura live at the Tom Tom Festival in Charlottesville as they discuss today’s politics and current events. Fans of the Gabfest have a special opportunity to purchase Emily's new book, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, and have it signed after the show.

VIP Ticket holders are also invited to a pre-show cocktail hour with the hosts from 5–6 p.m. Those who purchase the ticket package will receive one complimentary drink with the hosts beforehand and select seating at the show.

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Emily Bazelon

Co-host, Slate Political Gabfest
Emily Bazelon wrote the national bestseller Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. She is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School... Read More →
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Jamelle Bouie

Columnist, New York Times
Based in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington D.C., Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers campaigns, elections, national affairs, and culture. Prior to the Times, Jamelle was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine... Read More →
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John Dickerson

Co-host, Slate Political Gabfest
John Dickerson is co-host of CBS This Morning. Dickerson joined CBS This Morning in January 2018. Prior to that, he was anchor of “Face The Nation," and CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent. Dickerson is also a contributing editor to The Atlantic and co-host of Slate’s... Read More →
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David Plotz

Co-host, Slate Political Gabfest
David Plotz is CEO of Atlas Obscura, a user-driven digital media and technology company devoted to discovery through collecting and writing about the world’s most wonderful places. He was editor in chief of Slate from 2008 to 2014. During Plotz’s time as editor, Slate tripled... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
The Paramount Theater 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
  Headliners & Keynotes, VIP