National Press Club

MSNBC anchor analyzes 1968 election at Headliners Book Rap

November 20, 2017 | By Mark Schoeff |

MSNBC anchor and Emmy-winning TV writer Lawrence O’Donnell will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his new book, Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Purchase tickets and copies of the book online.

Books also will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from the book sales will benefit the Club's nonprofit affiliate, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, so no outside books and memorabilia are allowed.

O'Donnell will be available to sign books at the conclusion of the event.

In Playing with Fire, O’Donnell tells the story of the chaotic 1968 election that eventually saw the ascension of Richard Nixon to the White House in the midst of the Vietnam War.

O’Donnell joined MSNBC as a political analyst in 1996. He was the executive producer and writer for the former NBC television series “The West Wing.” He formerly served as a senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y. and was the chief of staff for two Senate committees.