James Naughtie SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT James Naughtie, one of Britain’s leading broadcasters, explores the country he has known for fifty years – its allure and its contradictions, its strengths and some painful legacies that weigh so heavily on its people. With a perceptive eye and an elegant pen, he tells a spellbinding story that encompasses the Watergate scandal, the end of the Cold War, the cultural conflicts that swirled around the Clintons, the trauma of 9/11, and the transformational elections of Obama and Trump. This is a tale of high drama and hidden encounters – from Washington corridors to diners in dusty small towns, from the streets of New York down to country roads in the old South – infused with the insight of a master observer, whose voice is a beguiling guide to the mysteries of modern America. This is the journey of a roving reporter, full of laughter, adventure and surprise. On the Road is America revealed. Chaired by Richard Moss BBC Political Editor for North East & Cumbria We would like to reassure you that Hexham Book Festival events will be delivered with your safety in mind, and in full accordance with Government guidelines available at the time Booking for this event has now closed.