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Tortoise Lates: Power and the Press
An evening of conversations exploring the interplay of power, politics and the press. Hear untold war stories, behind-the-scenes gossip and insightful revelations from inside the âdark artsâ of reputation management and political communications.Â
Sam McAlister, a BAFTA nominated former Newsnight producer, speaker and author of âScoopsâ, gives you a backstage pass and a ringside seat to some of the most unforgettable TV moments of our times. We have Sam to thank for Prince Andrewâs infamous âI donât sweatâ Newsnight interview which was described by one leading royal commentator as âa plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosionâ, Prince Andrewâs TV appearance became a textbook example of how not to do interviews. Sam has booked countless more jaw-droppers including Stormy Daniels, Sean Spicer, Steven Seagal, and Julian Assange. Her stories of mind-blowing secrets, outlandish requests, crazy riders and near-misses together reveal the lengths powerful go to to control their reputation, and the role of the press in piercing that veneer.
editor and invited experts
Newsnight producer, speaker & author