Advance tickets for this event have been sold out. Stand-by tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15 pm. (Stand-by details.)
This event has been relocated due to demand. Now presented at Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom, 914 E. Jefferson St.
Campion Ballroom is located within the Campion Tower at Seattle University (914 E Jefferson Street, Seattle, WA 98122). The Campion Hall is located on James Way between Broadway and 12th. The entrance is on the north side of the Campion Tower, along 11th Avenue. Parking is available in the Murphy Garage adjacent to Campion Hall. Campus Map.
President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill were the political odd couple of the ’80s: the two most powerful men in the country who, in Hardball host Chris Matthews’ words, “couldn’t be more different or more the same.” As O’Neill’s chief of staff, Matthews watched the relationship between his boss and Reagan evolve: Their philosophies were miles apart, yet there was common ground, too—and three days after Reagan’s shooting, O’Neill was the first outsider at the president’s bedside. Drawing on his insider knowledge and on extensive interviews, Matthews, author of Tip and the Gipper, brings this unlikely friendship to life, offering a timely object lesson in how bipartisan cooperation can work.
Presented by: Town Hall as part of the History thread of the Civic series, with Elliott Bay Book Company and Seattle University. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Location: Campion Ballroom is located within the Campion Tower at Seattle University (914 E Jefferson Street, Seattle, WA 98122). The entrance is on the north side of the Campion Tower, along 11th Avenue.
Doors open: 6:30 pm.
Town Hall member benefits: Presale tickets, discounted onsite book sales, priority seating.
Learn more: About Matthews.