"The New Yorker Radio Hour": Live Taping with Robert Caro and David Remnick

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019

Venue Matthews Theatre


Join us for a special evening in Princeton as David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, sits down for a conversation with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Caro for a live taping of "The New Yorker Radio Hour."  They'll discuss Caro's latest book, Working, among other subjects.

About “The New Yorker Radio Hour”:
“The New Yorker Radio Hour” is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, and produced by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine, and shaped by its writers, artists, and editors.

About Robert Caro:
For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, twice won the National Book Award, three times won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Francis Parkman Prize. In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded Caro the National Humanities Medal. Caro graduated from Princeton, was later a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and worked for six years as an investigative reporter for Newsday. He lives with his wife, the writer Ina Caro, in New York City, where he is at work on the fifth and final volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

About David Remnick:
David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker since 1998, began his career at the Washington Post, in 1982. He is the author of several books, including The Bridge, King of the World, Resurrection, and Lenin’s Tomb, for which he received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism. He became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1992 and has since written more than two hundred pieces for the magazine. In 2015, he débuted as the host of the national radio program and podcast, “The New Yorker Radio Hour,” which airs weekly. Under Remnick’s leadership, The New Yorker has become the country’s most honored magazine, with a hundred and seventy-eight National Magazine Award nominations and forty-four wins. In 2016, it became the first magazine to receive a Pulitzer Prize for its writing, and now has won four, including the gold medal for public service.

About Working:
Working gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into historian and biographer Robert Caro’s own life and the poignant, exhilarating experiences that shaped the research and writing of his acclaimed books. Beginning with his time covering sports at Princeton, here Caro discusses the defining moments of his illustrious career, all of which led him to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power, but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power.

Make it a VIP experience!

A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are available, which include prime seating and access to a private post-show book-signing event with Robert Caro and David Remnick. Books will be available at the door for purchase.

To book your VIP tickets, call Dana Lopatin at 609.258.6543.



The New Yorker Radio Hour | Listen below to Director Ava DuVernay on “Selma” and “A Wrinkle in Time”

read more

Robert Caro photo by Joyce Ravid.
David Remnick photo by Brigitte Lacombe.

Sponsored by