March 13, 2019

New Yorker Radio Hour To Be Taped at McCarter

On Tuesday, May 7, David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, will sit down with the author and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Caro for a live taping of “The New Yorker Radio Hour,” the radio program and podcast from The New Yorker and WNYC Studios. The conversation will take place before a live audience at McCarter Theatre.

Caro will discuss his forthcoming book, Working, plus his epic biography of President Lyndon Johnson, the state of the presidency today, and more.

“The New Yorker Radio Hour” is a weekly program presented by Remnick and produced by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine, and shaped by its writers, artists, and editors.

For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, twice won the National Book Award, three times won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Francis Parkman Prize. In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded Caro the National Humanities Medal.

Caro graduated from Princeton, was later a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and worked for six years as an investigative reporter for Newsday. He lives with his wife, the writer Ina Caro, in New York City, where he is at work on the fifth and final volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker since 1998, began his career at The Washington Post, in 1982. He is the author of several books, including The Bridge, King of the World, Resurrection, and Lenin’s Tomb, for which he received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism. He became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1992 and has since written more than two hundred pieces for the magazine.

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