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Description of Pictures: Bill Press - From the Left: A Life in the Crossfire
Press grew up in a segregated working-class Delaware town. Part of a Catholic family, he was raised to believe that divorce, abortion, and homosexuality were sins, and he entered a seminary to prepare for a lifetime of defending his faith. Yet instead of following the conservative path he was primed for, Press became a noted progressive political commentator and early supporter of Bernie Sanders. In this engaging memoir, Press recounts the places, people, and events that caused him to rethink the values he was brought up with. His lively account charts the new perspective he gained while studying abroad, the influence of Southern California, and his initial foray into TV talk shows, and goes on to recount his experiences in Washington and his work at CNN and MSNBC. Press now hosts the nationally syndicated Bill Press Show and writes a syndicated column for Tribune Media Services.
Note that Press was in conversation with Jonathan Allen, senior political correspondent for NBC News and co-author of the bestselling books Shattered and HRC, but I got there after the event ended so I don't have any pictures of Jonathan Allen.
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) anual American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA,
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
(August) 2 two-day trips to New York City,
(September) an American Battlefield Trust dinner in Chicago, IL with on-route visits to Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, Saint Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH,
(October) another two-day trip to New York City for the New York Comic Con.
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.