David Friend & Maureen Dowd in Conversation with Brian Stelter: The Naughty Nineties — How America’s Most Embarrassing Decade Led to Today’s Turbulent Times - 92Y, New York

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David Friend & Maureen Dowd in Conversation with Brian Stelter

The Naughty Nineties — How America’s Most Embarrassing Decade Led to Today’s Turbulent Times
Maureen Dowd, David Friend, Brian Stelter
Photo credits: Maureen Dowd photo by Kathy Ryan; David Friend photo by Celeste Sloman

From Anita Hill to Monica Lewinsky, from the rise of reality TV to the advent of Viagra, the 1990s were a decade when the public and the private began to blur, when sex and scandal were on our screens, in our newspapers and on our minds.

And now Vanity Fair creative development editor David Friend has summed up these wild years of culture wars and full-frontal controversy in his new book, The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido. Join him and Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd (The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics) as they sit down with CNN’s Brian Stelter to look back at a time when the Baby Boomers brought their dirty laundry into the public eye — and how that tumultuous era led to the current state we’re in.

David Friend

David Friend, a Vanity Fair editor, curator, and Emmy-winning documentary producer, is the author of Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11 ...

Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd is a columnist for The New York Times and a best-selling author. During the 1970s and the early 1980s, she worked for Time magazine and The Washington Star ...

Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter is the host of “Reliable Sources,” which examines the week’s top media stories every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET on CNN/U.S, and the senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide. ...