SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

May 08, 2008 12:30 ET

Arianna Huffington Speaks With Bill Maher at TOWN HALL'S Writers Bloc

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - Arianna Huffington, Creator and Editor of The Huffington Post will speak with Bill Maher, political commentator and talk show host on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the Writers Guild Theater as a part of TOWN HALL'S ongoing Writers Bloc series.

Huffington, a nationally syndicated columnist, author of 11 books, and co-host of the radio program "Left, Right, and Center," will be discussing her latest book, "Right is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, And Made Us All Less Safe." In it she gives her suggestions for how concerned Americans can reclaim the White House and the country.

Huffington launched her political blog in 2005, and in 2006 she was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people. She was nominated for an Emmy® award along with the writing staff of "Politically Incorrect" in 1996.

Maher, former host of the talk show "Politically Incorrect," currently hosts "Real Time with Bill Maher." He is also the author of several books. Maher's satirical television shows have been nominated for Writers' Guild of America and Emmy® awards.

Throughout its 70-year history, TOWN HALL has hosted discussions with notable authors and journalists such as Tom Brokaw and Lynn Sherr. This year, TOWN HALL's Writer's Bloc welcomed LA Times columnist Steve Lopez, political commentator E.J. Dionne, and will welcome back Gore Vidal on June 24.

TOWN HALL Los Angeles is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization comprised of leaders and engaged citizens dedicated to open public discussion on the issues facing our society. Being a civic organization in the "Creative Capitol of the World," TOWN HALL members crave outlets for their interests. TOWN HALL's Writers Bloc series brings compelling speakers and topics to the Los Angeles community. To question prominent authors on their latest works, join TOWN HALL.

All accredited members of the media are invited to cover this event.

**Please credit TOWN HALL Los Angeles in your coverage.

When:   Thursday, May 22, 2008
        7:30 PM program with audience Q&A

Where:  Writers Guild Theater
        135 South Doheny Drive
        Los Angeles, CA  90211

Note to reporters and editors: The organization uses the full name TOWN HALL Los Angeles. Please do not make generic as in 'town hall.'

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Media RSVP to Deborah Weinberg at TOWN HALL Los Angeles 213.312.9307 or

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