The Frank Church Institute hosts Fridays with Frank, a series of lectures on timely themes. The virtual program will feature journalists Jonathan Alter and his daughter, Charlotte Alter, in conversation with former Boise State President Bob Kustra.
The program begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5. Register in advance:
Jonathan Alter is an award-winning author, political analyst, documentary filmmaker, columnist, television producer and radio host. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: “The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies,” “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” and “The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope,” also one of the Times’ Notable Books of the year. Alter released his latest book: “His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life” in 2020.
Since 1996, Alter has been a contributing correspondent and political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. In 2019, he co-produced and co-directed the HBO documentary, “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists,” winning the 2020 Emmy for Best Historical Documentary. A specialist in the American presidency, Alter has interviewed numerous presidents and heads of state. The 2020 campaign marks the tenth presidential election Alter has covered in print, on television and the internet.
Charlotte Alter is a senior correspondent at TIME covering politics and social issues. She has covered the 2016, 2018, and 2020 campaigns, the Women’s March and anti-Trump resistance, the rise in youth activism around gun violence and climate change, the spread of conspiracy theories and disinformation, and the 2020 Democratic primary and general election. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Vox. She is the author of the book, “The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America.”