POSTPONED: The Presidents vs. the Press
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Harold Holzer
Mon, July 12, 2021 | 6 pm ET | Free

Due to expected storms, this program has been postponed to take place at the Bryant Park Reading Room on Thursday, August 12 at 6 pm.


Our popular outdoor lecture series is back! The New-York Historical Society is thrilled to once again partner with the Bryant Park Reading Room to present a series of free programs in the park. Now in its 12th summer, this year’s Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room series features a wide array of fascinating talks on presidential history, the Supreme Court, the Civil War, and World War II.

From George Washington to the present day, presidents have quarreled with, attacked, manipulated, denigrated—and sometimes even jailed members of—the media. Scholar Harold Holzer traces the clashes between chief executives and the Fourth Estate throughout history.

Harold Holzer is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era. His newest book is The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media—from the Founding Fathers to Fake News.

Inclement Weather: In case of severe weather, the event will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check for the most up to date information. You may also contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at or 212-485-9205.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.

Creative: Tronvig Group