Eric Schlosser

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:30
Wortham Center, Cullen Theater

A decade after Fast Food Nation exposed the harms of our industrial food system, famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser addresses the existential threat of nuclear weapons. Schlosser returns to The Progressive Forum to launch his latest book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. From recently declassified documents, he reports on missile explosions, bomber crashes, rogue officers and more. Unlike other books on the high-level diplomacy of arms control, Schlosser provides an unprecedented look at the everyday management of our weapons systems and the dangers routinely faced by those managing the arsenals— and what needs to be fixed. His book, Fast Food Nation, was on The New York Times bestseller list for over two years and was translated into more than twenty languages. He made several appearances before Congress on food safety. He will sign books and greet fans at the end of the evening.

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Program starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Avenue. Parking is available underground at the Wortham, entrances on Texas Avenue or Prairie Street.

Private patron reception with Eric Schlosser is at 6:15 p.m. in the green room for those purchasing $79 tickets and for Forum donors of $1,000 or more within the past 12 months.

The speaker leaves the green room reception at 6:45. As a courtesy to everyone in the receiving line, there is no book signing, autographing, or photography.

Eric Schlosser will sign books and welcome photographs in the grand foyer at the end of the evening. Books will be on sale throughout the evening by Blue Willow Bookshop.

Early light supper available when doors open at Prairie Street lobby bar. Includes sandwiches, fruit, cheese plates, and desserts.

Full bar service at all locations when doors open.

Ticket prices are $19, $29, $39, $49, and $59. Besides regular tickets, a limited number of patron seats are available at $79 and include private patron reception with Eric Schlosser at 6:15 and center-front seating.

Discounts of 10% are available off all regular price levels except $79 patron level for students; educators including teachers and administrators at all levels; seniors 65 and older; and groups of 10 or more; valid ID required at the door.

Box office services are available at the door on event night. Tickets will be available at the door if the event is not sold out. In case of a sellout, there is no waiting list. Prior to event night, there are no tickets sold at the Wortham box office or any other physical box office. Tickets are sold only through this website, our email blasts, and by phone at 832-251-0706 any day 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

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For the hearing impaired, free headsets are available from the ushers.