“The Looming Tower” Preview and Conversation

Feb 27, 2018

Tuesday, Feb. 27
6 p.m.
LBJ Auditorium

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Friends of the LBJ Library members are invited to join us for a preview and discussion of the new Hulu limited drama series The Looming Tower.

Following the screening of the first episode, author and executive producer Lawrence Wright and Ali Soufan, former FBI Special Agent who is depicted in the series, will join Mark K. Updegrove on stage for a conversation. The preview will run for approximately 52 minutes before the conversation on-stage.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11.

Watch the trailer

The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal--trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. The 10-episode limited drama series, The Looming Tower, premieres Wednesday, Feb. 28, only on Hulu.

Book Signing
Prior to the event, The Store at LBJ will host Wright for a book signing of The Looming Tower. Book sales and signing will be held in the upper auditorium lobby from 5-5:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit the LBJ Presidential Library. Please note: There will not be a reception following the event.

How to Attend
Friends members at the Individual and above level may make reservations. Guests are not permitted for this event. Seating is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. A response is required to attend. Please email your RSVP to [email protected] by Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Location & Parking
The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River St. Access to the auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Free parking will be available in the library visitor lot (#38), and lots #37 and #39 after 5 p.m. Overflow parking will be in Manor Garage on a self-pay, space-available basis.

The Evening With speaker series is generously sponsored by the Moody Foundation and St. David’s HealthCare.

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]

Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
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(512) 721-0198

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