Chris Matthews Talk

A discussion of Matthews’ book:

Tip and the Gipper

It is with pleasure we announce a talk by Chris Matthews, host of “Hardball” formerly on MSNBC, who will share key insights from his 2013 book, ‘Tip and the Gipper’. The book narrates how President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, and House Speaker Tip O’Neill, a Democrat, accomplished a great deal despite their polar-opposite ideological convictions - a lesson we could use today. Together the two leaders forged complex negotiations that reformed welfare, taxes, and Social Security, among others.

Chris Matthews (bio) had a front-row seat as a top aide to Tip O’Neill and will tell the story of the two political giants who served our nation well and got things done despite being political opposites.

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  • 7:00 - 7:10 pm  Registration; President Welcomes Attendees & Introduces Moderator; Moderator Explains Process
  • 7:10 - 7:15 pm  President Introduces Chris Matthews
  • 7:15 - 8:00 pm  "Tip and the Gipper" Talk
  • 8:00 - 8:30 pm  Q&A Session
  • 8:30 pm         Vote of thanks to Chris Matthews; Close
About Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews is a journalist, political commentator, and former host of Hardball with Chris Matthews, a nightly talk show. Matthews grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, graduated from Holy Cross in 1967, studied economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served in the Peace Corps in Africa from 1968 to 1970. Between 1970 and 1985, Matthews worked in various roles in politics and government, including being a press relationship officer and a presidential speech writer in Jimmy Carter’s administration. (click here for more)


July 30, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Zoom Video Conference


Ben Nneji, President, Columbia University Club of Fairfield County

Thomas Abraham Christine Hamilton-Hall Joan Merlis Claire Nathan Richard Bernard Clifford Wattley Stefanie Mischner Thomas Leder Sherman Bull Xenia Razinski Alexander Moncure Mitchell Stein Bridget Patterson-Marshall Yetunde Olowe Sunny Khadjavi Eric Zhang Nicholas Donahue Steven Saunders patrick gilrane Peter Burger Bernard Nneji Janie Nneji Alan Sheiner Jerry Silber Jeffrey Bardos Jeremy Rabinowitz

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