P&P SALON: An Octogenarian's Journal - at The Den Coffeehouse

Upcoming Event
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 7:00pm


$25.00 Per Person

What is life like for active octogenarians? About 1.3 million Americans turned 80 last year. President Biden, musician Paul McCartney, singer Barbra Streisand, actor Harrison Ford, journalist Lesley Stahl, civil rights activist and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell were among the many others who also reached that age last year and -- like Len Downie, our Salon speaker -- were still busily working. For Downie, that, plus his relationship with his wife, offset his share of aches, pains, balance problems, and memory issues that accompany older age, as he has written in "80 -- An Octogenarian's Journal -- A Daunting Yet Rewarding New Time in Life." Downie will be in conversation with Pooh Shapiro, who edited a selection of Downie's journal entries for The Washington Post, will talk with Len about aging well.

Thursday, February 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET at the Den Coffeehouse

There will be a complimentary beverage (glass of wine, beer, or coffee) during the event as well.

To sign up for this program please click here.

Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Professor of Journalism at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School, was executive editor of The Washington Post from 1991 to 2008. During 44 years at the newspaper, he also was an investigative reporter, an editor on the Watergate story, London correspondent, national editor, and managing editor under Ben Bradlee. He has published seven commercial books, including a memoir, "All About the Story: Power, Politics and The Washington Post."

Margaret "Pooh" Shapiro is co-editor of The Washington Post's Tuesday Health and Science section. Before that, she was a Metro reporter, national reporter and editor, foreign correspondent, and Sunday magazine editor.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.


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All About the Story: News, Power, Politics, and the Washington Post By Leonard Downie, Jr Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541742284
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: PublicAffairs - September 22nd, 2020