The Queens Learning Society, a group of leading citizens from the Charlotte area that provide funding for the national speaker series held annually at Queens, will present Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, hosts of MSNBC’s program Morning Joe, on April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Knight Theater at the Levine Center of the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.
The duo will discuss their love of discussing current events, debating politics and laughing at absurdities in today’s headlines.
Admission is free for students. The fee for non-students is $45.
Joe Scarborough ignites early-morning audiences with his no-holds barred political commentary with co-host and journalist Mika Brzezinski. As the Democrat to her partner Joe Scarborough’s Republican, Brzezinski spends each weekday morning debating the headlines of the day with a roundtable of political insiders, journalists and newsmakers.
The two will bring a national perspective to stage, discussing the country’s top newsmakers and providing an in-depth analysis of the economic, business and political landscape. Their take on politics and current events has been praised for their off-the-cuff commentary.
David Barnes, a junior majoring in communications, will be one of the student moderators who will be asking questions. Barnes will ask about American media, media economy and hegemonic practices. Some specific questions he will ask include “What steps can your show make to cover media ownership issues in a better way that is more representative of the reality?” and “What criticisms do you have about American media and what do you think that American media does well; in particular your show as well?”
Both Scarborough and Brzezinski are bestselling authors. Scarborough wrote “Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day” and “The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise” while Brzezinski wrote “All Things At Once,” “Knowing Your Value” and “Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction-and My Own.”