Raise Hell: The Life & Time of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor-sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it's up to us to raise hell!
Panel moderated by attorney and former state legislator Ellie Hill and Erika Fredrickson, former Arts Editor at the Indy. Panelists include: Gwen Florio, Editor, Missoulian newspaper, Sally Mauk, Senior News Analyst, Montana Public Radio, Don Pogreba, political blogger and high school English teacher, Dennis Swibold, beloved UM Journalism Professor, Patrick Marx, friend of Molly and former newsman, and Eve Byron, Award-winning journalist, including Mike Wallace Investigative Reporting Fellow.
The panel will discuss topics like journalism in the day of "fake news"/ Politics and the First Amendment / Who really owns the news anymore? / And, what in the world Molly would have ever thought of Donald Trump?
There will be distasteful humor and cold beer, as Molly would have wanted.
Proceeds will support ACLU of Montana and University of Montana School of Journalism.