Monday | December 1, 2014

Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America

In his 18 years as an opinion columnist for the New York Times, Bob Herbert championed the working poor and middle class. After filing his last column in 2011, he set off on a journey across the country to report on Americans who were being left behind in an economy that has never fully recovered from the Great Recession. The portraits of those he encountered fuel his new book, Losing Our Way. Herbert’s combination of heartrending reporting and keen political analysis is the purest expression since the Occupy movement of the plight of the 99 percent.

Panelists: Bob Herbert, author; former op-ed columnist, New York Times

Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers and Albert Shanker Institute