Take part in a conversation following certain performances of Red Hot Patriot with guest panelists, ranging from friends and colleagues of Molly Ivins’ to prominent journalists, authors and artists. The series will take place following select Sunday matinees of Red Hot Patriot (at approximately 3:15 p.m.) September 9, 16, 23 and 30; and October 7. Panels are free and open to the public.
The Lone Star State Lady – September 23 at 3:15 p.m.
Through her upbringing and work at the Houston Chronicle, Texas Observer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Dallas Times Herald, it’s no surprise that Texas remained a prominent subject in Molly Ivins’ writing. Hear from Maria Recio, DC-Bureau Chief of Fort Worth Star-Telegram on how the Lone Star State impacted Ivins personally and influenced her professionally in a conversation moderated by Arch Campbell, Entertainment Reporter for WJLA and host of The Arch Campbell Show.
Maria Recio has written for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for over 20 years and for the last five years has been the paper’s Washington bureau chief. She was a colleague of Molly Ivins, who wrote for the Star-Telegram from its Austin bureau from1992 to 2001, terrorizing – and amusing - politicians of every political stripe. Maria also covered politics from Washington - and the colorful Texans who lived and breathed it -and often shared tips with Molly, who had her own impressive information network. Maria has written about politics and economics for many years and, in addition to writing for the Star-Telegram, has a new assignment in the McClatchy Washington bureau, covering arts and culture. Maria is from the Washington area, although she considers herself a “long-distance Texan” and attended Georgetown University.
Arch Campbell has reported on movies, theatre and entertainment in Washington, D.C., and nationwide since the 1970s. He joined ABC7/WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8 in January of 2007. He appears weekly on 97.1 WASH-FM. In 2007 he received the Mayor’s Arts Award from Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty for a
generation of coverage of the arts. Campbell moved to D.C. from his native Texas in 1974, joining NBC-owned WRC-TV News as a feature reporter. He went on to create that station’s entertainment beat, hosting twice daily segments on WRC’s local news. NBC syndicated Arch’s movie reviews nationally. From 1985-1990, he hosted The Arch Campbell Show, a late-night comedy forum and ratings hit which won more than a dozen Emmy awards, including the “Best Local Entertainment Show” three years in a row. Campbell has won eight other Emmy awards for his celebrity interviews and comedy specials. Readers of Washingtonian magazine have voted him “Best Local Movie Reviewer” and “Best Feature Reporter.” Campbell has also received two Sigma Delta Chi Dateline Awards for television features. A proud Texas native, Campbell earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his broadcasting career as a radio announcer in San Antonio and Austin. Campbell started his television news career at WFAA-TV in Dallas.