Journos to Unite at Ideas Forum, Bigwigs Included

The Atlantic is partnering with the Aspen Institute and the Newseum to present the third annual Washington Ideas Forum on October 5 and 6. Through a series of headline interviews, it will involve “a high-level, 360-degree analysis of the year that has passed and the year that lies ahead.”

If all these people show up there’s likely to be whiplash people watching from members of the audience. And eavesdropping will be fantastic.

Confirmed guests: Vice President Joe Biden; Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH); NBC News President Steve Capus; former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter and co-author Liz Cheney; White House Chief of Staff William Daley; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; film director Alex Gibney; Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Barack Obama; Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State; MSNBC’s Chris Matthews; Brian Moynihan, President and CEO of Bank of America; Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan; CBS News President David Rhodes; economist Alice Rivlin; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee; Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Google’s Eric Schmidt; ABC News President Ben Sherwood; ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson; and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles.

Participating journalists include: CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, The Atlantic’s James Bennet, NBC News’ Tom Brokaw, NYT’s David Brooks, Atlantic Media Company’s Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons, NJ’s Charlie Cook, ABC News’ Katie Couric, The Atlantic’s James Fallows, The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, NBC News’ David Gregory, PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill, CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell, American Public Media’s Kai Ryssdal, NBC News’ Chuck Todd, FOX News’ Chris Wallace, NBC News’ Brian Williams, and Fox News’ Juan Williams.

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