LAKEVILLE — The Salisbury Forum will open its 2019-2020 season on Friday, Sept.20 with Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for the New York Times. His presentation, “Trump, Obama, and the Modern White House” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Walker Auditorium at The Hotchkiss School, Route 112, Lakeville.
Baker joined the Times in 2008 after reporting for The Washington Post for 20 years. He has covered four presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and now Donald Trump. During Obama’s presidency, he covered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the reelection campaign, and debates over health care, economics, terrorism, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written about Trump since the inception of his administration, through the turmoil inside the White House, and the many battles with adversaries outside it. His writings have included the travel ban controversies, the investigation into Russia’s election interference, the firing of the F.B.I. director, legislative struggles over health care and tax cuts, and decisions of war and peace in Afghanistan, Syria, and North Korea.
Baker is the author of five books, most recently “Impeachment: An American History” with Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Jeffrey A. Engel. He wrote “Obama: The Call of History” in 2017 and “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney at the White House” in 2013. He has won all three major awards devoted to White House reporting, is a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week,” and is a political analyst for MSNBC.
Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session. All Salisbury Forums are free and everyone is invited. For more information visit www.salisburyforum.org.