Jon Snow: The State of Us, 23 October 2022

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After four decades broadcasting to the nation each night, Jon Snow gives voice to his own opinions on the state of our nation in new book The State of Us.

Join Snow to celebrate its publication as he reflects on what he’s learned about politics, humanity and our world, covering topics from inequality and out-of-touch elites to the vital work of journalism in the social media age.

Snow reveals key moments in his career, from getting thrown out of university for protesting apartheid to his reporting as history was made everywhere from America to Iran. He explores how the greatest problems at home and abroad can often come down to inequality and our unwillingness to confront it.

Hear Snow speak about the challenges of reporting the news, with local news collapsing and big tech companies decimating revenues. The time in which we live is undeniably full of challenges, but it is also full of potential. If we begin by telling the truth about our situation and then do something about it, the coming years have the potential to be a new golden age.

One of the nation's preeminent broadcasters, Jon Snow was the face of Channel 4 News from 1989 to 2021. In that time, he has reported in dozens of countries, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to Barack Obama's inauguration, interviewing countless world leaders including Ronald Reagan, Idi Amin, Tony Blair, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Nelson Mandela, as well as cultural icons from Malala Yousafzai to Marcus Rashford.

Presented in partnership with Southbank Centre.

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