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An Evening with Miles O’Brien

An Evening with Miles O’Brien

The threat of climate change is accelerating at an alarming pace, and the transportation industry has had its foot on the gas. Environmental advocates are challenging lead manufacturers to reduce their carbon footprints before it’s too late. While electric vehicles are hitting the streets, a revolutionary form of air travel has yet to take off.

On July 13, you can learn what’s next in aviation’s race against climate change during an engaging Q&A with PBS NewsHour’s chief science correspondent and award-winning independent journalist Miles O’Brien.

O’Brien will share more than three decade’s worth of insight as a science and climate reporter for outlets spanning from local broadcast newsrooms in Washington, D.C., Boston, Tampa and Albany to national outlets including CNN and PBS. Plus, as an accomplished pilot who often flies his own plane to cover the latest innovations in flight, O’Brien will describe what it’s like to elevate breakthroughs in aerospace technology.

Together, we’ll:

  • Preview scenes from O’Brien’s latest work as a producer and director of PBS’ most-watched science documentary series NOVA – “The Great Electric Airplane Race”
  • Discover aviation’s impact on the climate and the future of air travel
  • Explore which prototypes are on the industry’s radar from emission-free electric planes to self-flying air taxis

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask O’Brien questions. Submit your inquiries in advance to marketing@poynter.org.

The conversation will be moderated by Poynter’s Joie Chen, former anchor at Al Jazeera America and CNN and former Washington correspondent for CBS News.

Miles O'Brien

Miles O’Brien
Chief science correspondent, PBS NewsHour
and award-winning independent journalist

Joie Chen
Senior adviser & faculty, Poynter

WHEN: July 13, 2021


TIME: 7-8 p.m. Eastern

TICKETS: Suggested $25 donation per household

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