Virtual Conversation: An Interview with Marc Johnson

03/02/2021 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM MT


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Boise, ID 83702
United States of America



City Club of Boise Virtual Conversation: An Interview with Marc Johnson, author of “Tuesday Night Massacre: Four Senate Elections and the Radicalization of the Republican Party

Join founding City Club board member and author Marc Johnson in conversation with former City Club board member Bill Russell for a Virtual Conversation that confronts divisive partisanship through the lens of the 1980 election.

Johnson is the author of “Tuesday Night Massacre: Four Senate Elections and the Radicalization of the Republican Party” and takes a close look at the tactics which were deployed in four landmark elections forty years ago and offers insights into how these practices influence our experience of partisan politics today. Locally, the result of one of those elections was the defeat of Senator Frank Church by then-Representative Steve Symms.

Marc Johnson has worked as a broadcast journalist and communication and crisis management consultant and served as a top aide to Idaho’s longest-serving governor, Cecil D. Andrus.

Bill Russell is Dean of the College of Business at Northwest Nazarene University, and former professor of law and ethics for the College of Business.

This Virtual Conversation will be on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.



City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, Northwest Nazarene University and the NNU College of Business and the 2021 Forum Series sponsors: AARP of Idaho, Bank of Idaho, Clima-Tech CorporationEchelon GroupMicronPacificSource Health PlansSmall Mine Development, and St. Luke's. We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State UniversityNorthwest Nazarene University, and University of Idaho. Our media partners include Boise State Public Radio670 KBOI, Idaho Public Television and the Idaho Statesman. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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