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Wednesday, September 25 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Franklin Barbecue Feast – SOLD OUT!

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Skip the line and join us for this special pre-Texas Tribune Festival kick-off event at the legendary Franklin Barbecue with world-class fare, cold beer and conversation. Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, joins Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith in conversation about the state of politics and polling heading into the 2020 election cycle.

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Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

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Nate Silver

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of FiveThirtyEight
Silver founded the data-focused news site FiveThirtyEight in 2008,  and the site garnered national attention after successfully predicting the outcomes in 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Previously, he worked in sports journalism and in 2019 was named... Read More →

Wednesday September 25, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Franklin Barbecue