James Poniewozik: Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

When:
October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Where:
AADL Downtown (First Floor Lobby)
343 S. Fourth St.
Ann Arbor
MI 48104

Literati Bookstore is pleased to be on hand to booksell as James Poniewozik visits the Ann Arbor District Library’s downtown branch. The event will take place in the lobby and is free and open to the public.

About the book: In his new book  Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of AmericaNew York Times’s James Poniewozik argues that what made Donald Trump isn’t simply business or politics or populism. To understand President Trump, Poniewozik states, we need to understand modern television itself. In this new book, he breaks down the medium in fresh, piercing ways, finding the parallels between television’s forty-year fracturing and Trump’s ascendancy from gossip item to reality star. Poniewozik traces the culture’s growing fascination with antiheroes and celebrity and demonstrates just how far that has extended into Trump’s presidency.

James Poniewozik has been the chief television critic of the New York Times since 2015. He was previously the television and media critic for Time and a media columnist for SalonThis event includes a signing with books for sale.