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Ben is available to speak to community organizations or business groups. For pricing and availability, please contact his agent, Rachel Zeidman, at the Gersh Agency in New York. Contact information:

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Recent Speeches

SPEECH TO COLBY COLLEGE on 4/18/16 on the film "Spotlight" and the importance of investigative reporting.

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To WITHERLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, CASTINE, MAINE 8/16/16. On Spotlight and investigative reporting.

To THE VICTIM RIGHTS LAW CENTER, 9/29/16, at the Federal Courthouse in Boston, on Spotlight and investigative reporting.

To CAL POLY SPEECH IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, 10/15/16 on Spotlight and investigative reporting.

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To the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS in Boston on 1/27/17 on Spotlight and investigative reporting.

To SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNALISTS in Johannesburg, March 24, 2017 on Spotlight and investigative reporting.

To BUCK HILL FALLS, PA, community group on 6/25/17 as part of the Foxhowe Lecture Series, on Spotlight, investigative reporting and Donald Trump.

Keynote address on 4/20/18 to the annual convention of the DALLAS CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER. On Spotlight and investigative reporting.

Keynote address on 9/21/18 to the UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA CONVOCATION. On the First Amendment, Spotlight, investigative reporting and Trump.

Speeches about “The Forgotten”

Talk and Q&A at the Gaitherbsburg MD. Book Festival on 5/18/19

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12/11/18 address to the New England Council, regional business leaders, at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston.

Speech on 10/5/18 in Washington DC to the American Coatings Association (trade group for painting, plastics and coverings) Hosted by Wayne Valis and Andy Doyle.

Boston Public Library Lecture. 10/30/18

Faena Hotel in Miami Beach. Salon as part the hotel's Faena Rose Series. Conversation with Alberto Ibarguen, president of the Knight Foundation. 11/1/18.

WGBH Post-Midterms Discussion, Nov. 13, 2018

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Ben joins panel Discussion on America's Political Divide, at the Boston Book Festival, Oct. 13, 2018

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Ben Bradlee Jr.: Live at Politics and Prose, Oct. 6, 2018

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Speeches about “The Kid”

The City Club of San Diego hosts Ben Bradlee, Jr. , Jan. 14, 2014

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The Weston (Mass.) Public Library hosts Ben Bradlee, Jr. on May 27, 2014

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WBUR-FM/The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Dec. 8, 2013, with Bob Ryan

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Recent News

Book Reviews of "The Forgotten"

Boston Globe

These are the folks who gave us Trump. And this is why

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Associated Press

Review: "The Forgotten' eyes evolution of white Trump voters

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Washington Post

How Trump captured working class voters and how the Democrats lost them

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TV and Radio Interviews

Morning Joe - MSNBC

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NPR's "Here and Now"

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Bradlee Featured in Recent PBS Documentary on Ted Williams

Ben - who wrote the 2013 biography "The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams" - discusses Williams in the 60-minute American Masters production: "Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived" which aired on 7/23/18

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Bradlee Featured in "Spotlight"

Ben was portrayed by actor John Slattery in the film "Spotlight", which won the Best Picture Oscar in 2016. The movie is about the Boston Globe's investigation into the Catholic Church sexual abuse crisis for which the paper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2003. As Deputy Managing Editor, Ben oversaw the four reporters on the Spotlight Team, the Globe investigative unit, which produced the stories: Walter Robinson, Mike Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer and Matt Carroll.
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Interview of Ben and John Slattery at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival Watch »

Interview of Ben and Mike Rezendes with Seymour Hersh at the 92nd Y in New York Watch »