Saturday, June 29, 2019
6:00 pm

Washington Update: A Conversation with CBS News’ Rita Braver and Attorney Robert Barnett


Hosted by Rick Gilbert


Join us for a lively discussion with the renowned husband-and-wife power duo of Rita Braver and Bob Barnett. The two will switch places, with Barnett asking the questions of Braver, as they share their insiders’ view of what’s really happening behind-the-scenes in the nation’s capital! Rita Braver is a National Correspondent for CBS News’ Sunday Morning, where she reports on everything from arts and culture to politics and foreign policy. Influential attorney Robert Barnett is a senior partner at the D.C. law firm Williams & Connolly, whose clients have included Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.



Rita Braver  |  The winner of 9 national Emmy Awards, Rita Braver grew up at CBS News, joining the Washington Bureau in 1972 as a news desk editor. She spent a decade as CBS News Chief Law Correspondent (1983-93) reporting for the CBS Evening News, the CBS Morning News, 48 Hours, Street Stories and Public Eye. She served as CBS’s chief White House correspondent during Bill Clinton’s first term, and since 1998 has been chief national correspondent for Sunday Morning. Her assignments include a wide variety of topics, from meeting off-beat characters to discerning national trends to interviewing presidents, cabinet secretaries and many celebrities.


Robert B. Barnett  |  Bob Barnett has a diverse practice representing national and international corporations and individuals on a wide variety of matters. Bob represents major corporations in litigation matters, corporate work, contracts, crisis management, transactions, government relations, and media relations. During his thirty years of practice, he has represented clients before almost every executive department and administrative agency in Washington. Bob is also one of the premier authors’ representatives in the world, a leading representative of television news correspondents and producers, and represents former government officials in conjunction with their transitions to the private sector.
    generously underwritten by

      Judith Hope Twomey