National Press Club

NPC Book Rap: Steve Kornacki - "The Red and The Blue"

October 5, 2018

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Run time: 60 minutes

It seems to be the most popular rhetorical question posed by political pundits, cable news contributors, your coworkers, your friends, and even your Uber driver: when did we become so divided as a nation? In β€œThe Red and The Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism,” MSNBC host and NBC News National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki actually attempts to provide an answer and argues that, while the pressure had been building for decades, the final rupture that cracked our country in two can be traced back to one infamous date: November 7, 2000.

On October 5, 2018, with the Midterms just one month away, Kornacki appeared at a National Press Club Headliners Book & Breakfast Event to explain how American ideology got split into pieces, and whether or not we can put the pieces back together again.