Town Hall Journal

TOWN HALL Journal is a lively, informative radio magazine, hosted by Emmy and Peabody award-winning broadcast journalist Judy Muller, and presented by Town Hall Los Angeles, Los Angeles’ premier platform for public speaking. Each week, the program draws upon Town Hall speakers past and present for an in-depth look into political, economic and cultural issues affecting the daily lives of Angelenos. Hosted by Judy Muller

"Governing California: Seeing the Future in the Rear-View Mirror"

by Town Hall Journal

Our next governor faces many of the same issues that have plagued the state since the days of Pat Brown – jobs, education, health care, taxes, immigration, taxes, water conservation and – more taxes. What lessons can he or she take from days gone by? During their campaigns, many of California’s past governors came to Town Hall to lay out their priorities for the state. For this special pre-Election Day Town Hall Journal, we dug deep into the vault for the voices of governors past – and you might be surprised at what we’ve uncovered. What does the political rhetoric of the past tell us about the present – and the future – of California?

TOWN HALL Speakers:
Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, former Governor of California (1978)
Jerry Brown, Governor of California (1978)
George Deukmejian, Republican candidate for Governor (1981)
Pete Wilson, Republican candidate for Governor (1990)
Gray Davis, Democratic candidate for Governor (1997)

Dan Walters, Political Columnist, The Sacramento Bee

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