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Let's Talk About the News with Lisa Napoli

UP ALL NIGHT book cover Lisa Napoli author photo

Let’s Talk about the News with Lisa Napoli

Join us virtually on Tuesday, June 30 at 6pm when Lisa helps us discuss and discover how news has evolved over the last 40 years. 
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Lisa began her career as an unpaid teenage intern at CNN’s New York bureau in the summer of 1981.
As a journalist, she has worked at the New York Times, Marketplace, MSNBC, and KCRW.
She is the author of two previous books, Radio Shangri-La and Ray & Joan. She lives in Los Angeles.

Lisa will be in conversation with Deborah Zara Kobylt, an award-winning journalist best known for her work at CNN, Turner Entertainment; Fox-11 News Los Angeles. Lisa recently spoke with Deborah on Deborah Kobylt LIVE, Deborah's video/audio podcast. Deborah believes everyone has a story to tell, and because of her keen interest in people and community, her guests feel relaxed enough to reveal what they might not tell anyone else.

How did news, especially on cable TV, become all about opinion?

We look at its roots, and how the United States became a nation of news junkies, all because of a technological leap 40 years ago, the subject of Lisa’s fascinating new book, Up All Night.

We will also try to answer these questions:

Where does our news come from?

Why is news the way it is today?

How do we consume news?

What news can we depend on?

What is our relationship with news today?

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation.

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 6:00pm
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419743061
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 12th, 2020

The wild inside story of the birth of CNN and dawn of the age of 24-hour news
How did we get from an age of dignified nightly news broadcasts on three national networks to the age of 24-hour channels and constantly breaking news? The answer—thanks to Ted Turner and an oddball cast of cable television visionaries, big league rejects, and nonunion newbies—can be found in the basement of an abandoned country club in Atlanta. Because it was there, in the summer of 1980, that this motley crew somehow, against all odds, launched CNN.
Lisa Napoli’s Up All Night is an entertaining inside look at the founding of the upstart network that set out to change the way news was delivered and consumed. Mixing media history, a business adventure story, and great characters, Up All Night tells the story of a network that succeeded beyond even the wildest imaginings of its charismatic and uncontrollable founder, and paved the way for the world we live in today.

Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307453037
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Published: Broadway Books - April 3rd, 2012