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Governor Jerry Brown & Miriam Pawel

Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30pm Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 11/10/2019, 11/12/2019, 11/13/2019

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Join author Miriam Pawel and Governor Jerry Brown for a conversation about The Browns of California, Pawel’s panoramic history of California and its impact on the nation, from the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley-told through the lens of the family dynasty that led the state for nearly a quarter century. Even in the land of reinvention, the story is exceptional: Pat Brown, the beloved father who presided over California during an era of unmatched expansion; Jerry Brown, the cerebral son who became the youngest governor in modern times – and then returned three decades later as the oldest. Through the prism of their lives, we gain an essential understanding of California and an appreciation of its importance.