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Bernie Sanders speaks at UVA's Center for Politics

Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks at Center for Politics Forum

Vermont senator will be interviewed by Center Scholar Robert Costa of CBS News

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a prominent Senate committee chair, progressive leader, and former presidential candidate, will be interviewed by acclaimed political correspondent Robert Costa at a Center for Politics event on Thursday, March 2.

The conversation will take place at Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia starting at 8 p.m. Sanders, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020, will discuss his forthcoming book, It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism, with Costa, the Chief Election and Campaign Correspondent for CBS News and a Center for Politics scholar. The book is scheduled for release on Feb. 21; it will be available for purchase before and after the event, while supplies last.

Tickets for the free event will be available through the Arts Box Office starting on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at noon.

About Sanders and Costa:

Sen. Bernie Sanders is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate and is the longest-serving Independent member of Congress in American history. As the Chair of the Budget Committee, he successfully led the passage of the American Rescue Plan. He now serves as Chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where he leads the fight for Medicare for All and tuition-free public colleges and universities and sits on the Environment and Public Works Committee, where he has focused on global warming and rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

Robert Costa is the Chief Election and Campaign Correspondent for CBS News, where he has worked since 2022. He previously served as a national political reporter at the Washington Post and as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week on PBS. In 2021, he and reporting legend Bob Woodward co-wrote Peril, a No. 1 New York Times bestseller. He is a Center for Politics scholar.