City Theatre will host an intimate business lunch with Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and the NBC-syndicated “The Chris Matthews Show” on Monday, November 25, 2013. A television commentator with remarkable depth and breadth of experience, Mr. Matthews will share his in-depth political analysis, fiery opinions and sharp humor about politics, the arts, and his new book, “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked”.
Matthews will begin his talk at 12 p.m. at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., 150 West Flagler Street, Suite 2200, Miami, FL. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit City Theatre’s 2013-2014 Season.
Matthews has been following American politics since his teenage years and started working in the U.S. Senate after a term in the Peace Corps. He has worked as a presidential speechwriter in the White House and as top aide to Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill Jr. (D-Mass.).
In the late 1980s, Matthews switched to full-time journalism as Washington Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Examiner before turning his career to television. He launched “Hardball” in 1997 and the show has been on the air every weekday night since. In 2002, NBC premiered Sunday morning’s “The Chris Matthews Show.”
He’s the author of five best-selling books, in addition to the 2011 release “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” and the featured book, a personal history about conservative President Ronald Reagan (served 1981-1989) and liberal Speaker Tip O’Neill. As a top aide to O’Neill, Matthews saw firsthand how the two political leaders forged compromises that shaped America’s future and became one of history’s most celebrated political pairings-the epitome of how ideological opposites can get things done.
This event is made possible by Artistic Directing Sponsor Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Producing Sponsors include Colson Hicks Eidson, Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. and the Miami HEAT. Directing Sponsors include: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Apollo Bank, Aventura Limousine, Benihana, Books & Books, Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, P.A., Key Biscayne Community Foundation and Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford, P.A.
For more information regarding this program, purchasing tickets or about City Theatre, please call (305) 755-9401.