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Thomas Friedman and Robert Peston on the Final Days of the Presidential Race (Online)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman examines what is likely to be the most consequential Presidential elections of our times

Thomas Friedman has been called ‘the most influential columnist in America’. The Financial Times has described him as a ‘global star’ and he has won the Pulitzer Prize three times. On October 6, Friedman will be joining us online less than a month before Americans go to the polls to elect their next president.

In conversation with ITV’s political editor Robert Peston, one of Britain’s leading journalists and broadcasters, Friedman will examine what is likely to be the most consequential Presidential elections of our times. Will enough Americans rally round President Trump to give him a second term, despite the innumerable scandals that have beset his administration? Or will the Democrats find a way to send him packing? And with the campaign already shaping up to be more bitter and divisive than any other in history, is there any hope for America’s fractured politics?



Thomas Friedman

Author, reporter, and op-ed columnist for the NYT

Foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times. His books include The World Is Flat (2005), which won the first Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award; Hot, Flat, and Crowded (2008); and Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (2016), which was shortlisted for the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year.

Robert Peston

Political Editor of ITV News

Political Editor of ITV News and host of the weekly political discussion show Peston. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, which include the Royal Television Society's Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year for his coverage of the financial crisis and the collapse of Northern Rock. He has held senior positions at newspapers including the Financial Times and Sunday Telegraph and published four books including the bestselling WTF?, and How Do We Fix This Mess? The Economic Price of Having it all, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity. He is the founder of 'Speakers for Schools' and chairman of the charity Hospice UK.


Speakers are subject to change.