LOSING OUR WAY: An Evening with Bob Herbert and Lesley Stahl

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, 295 Lafayette Street (@Houston), 2nd Floor
Date: October 15, 2014
  Doors open at 6:30PM. Program begins at 7PM sharp.
Free and open to the public.  Wine and beverages will be offered.

Please join Demos and the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service for a lively conversation between two of America’s most experienced and empathetic journalists. Bob Herbert and Lesley Stahl will discuss Herbert’s much-anticipated new book, Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America (Doubleday).

Through Herbert’s dogged travels across America, Losing Our Way tells the stories of individuals and families paying the price for America’s bad choices in recent decades. Losing Our Way is the boldest telling of the recent struggles facing America’s 99 percent.

Don’t miss this vital discussion about the human face of America’s challenges. With an eye on the policy landscape and our current political season, Herbert and Stahl will talk about the sensible solutions that could re-assert middle-class power and put America back on track.

Demos’ Rich Benjamin will emcee. Herbert will sign books after the program.  

Bob Herbert is Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, having spent eighteen years as an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times.


Lesley Stahl is a correspondent for CBS’s "60 Minutes" and the recipient of an Emmy award for Lifetime Achievement.

Rich Benjamin is Director of the Fellows Program at Demos, and author of the award-winning book Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America.



Praise for Losing Our Way

“Haunting.  Unforgettable. A brilliant and devastating portrayal that explains how our country’s priorities and policies have gone awry.”

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and bestselling author, The Price of Inequality

“Compelling. Riveting.  It should be a mandatory read for every member of Congress and anyone who aspires to be President.”

Ed Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011)

“America as revealed by a great reporter whose empathy with everyday people inspires trust, honesty, and discovery.”

Bill Moyers