Kurt Andersen with FANTASYLAND joined by public television’s Diane Masciale


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Thu, Sep 14, 2017 7:30 PM


Long Island LitFest Presents


Kurt Andersen with FANTASYLAND joined by public television’s Diane Masciale

Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 pm

Members $40 | Public $45 – Tickets, which include the book, must be purchased in advance

Includes Talk, Q&A and Book Signing Reception

Long Island LitFest Presents Kurt Andersen in conversation with Diane Masciale of WLIW21!


Meet columnist and author Kurt Andersen, co-founder of Spy magazine and host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360. With Fantasyland, a sweeping, eloquent history of America, Andersen demonstrates that what’s happening in our country today—this strange, post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by impresarios and their audiences, by hucksters and their suckers.

Diane Masciale is Vice President & General Manager of WLIW21 and Executive Producer of local productions at WNET, parent company of WLIW21 and THIRTEEN, and operator of NJTV. This Long Island native is responsible for day-to-day operations of WLIW21, the country’s 4th most-watched PBS station.  Masciale, a three-time National Emmy Award-winner, is a veteran news executive having last served as Executive Editor of ABC’s Good Morning America and Executive Producer in the ABC Long Form Unit. Previously, she was Acting Executive Producer and Senior Broadcast Producer at NBC’s Today Show as well as Senior Broadcast Producer at Dateline NBC.