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The Connecticut Forum’s season premiere features Ken Burns in conversation with journalist Audie Cornish, live at The Bushnell

Hartford, CT – The CT Forum kicks off it’s 2023-2024 Season with An Evening with Ken Burns, America’s storyteller in conversation with journalist and author Audie Cornish on Saturday, November 18 at The Bushnell, starting at 7:30pm. This entertaining fireside chat will focus on the acclaimed documentary filmmaker’s creative process and storied career. He’ll be joined by Audie Cornish, CNN anchor and host of The Assignment podcast. The evening will include clips from Burns’ award-winning films and interactive discussion prompted by audience questions.

Tickets are on sale now at or 860.509.0909. Ticket prices range from $25 – $125. “We are thrilled to bring Ken Burns to Hartford,” said Olivia White, interim Executive Director of The Connecticut Forum. “His mastery of storytelling and his ability to evoke a time and place in history is unmatched. Our community will delight in hearing his inspiring messages.”

An Evening with Ken Burns is part of The CT Forum’s 2023-2024 Season.

The season continues with Liz Cheney in Conversation with Ezra Klein on Thursday, March 14, 2024, bringing two powerful voices to The Bushnell stage for a live, unscripted conversation about the state of our democracy and a vision for America’s future, featuring Liz Cheney, former U.S. Republican Congresswoman from Wyoming, and NY Times Columnist Ezra Klein.

The third Forum of the season, Being Human in an Age of AI on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, will be a timely and provocative discussion about advances and ethics in the field of AI and what it means to be fully human in a world of technology. The panel will feature Kate Crawford, leading scholar of AI and society; Nita Farahany, AI ethicist and neuroscientist; Kevin Roose, NY Times technology columnist; and moderator John Dankosky.

The Connecticut Forum ◊ 750 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103 ◊ 860.509.0909 ◊ The Forum’s season finale, Chefs! on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, will be a delicious and entertaining evening  with a panel of celebrity and award-winning chefs, including Marcus Samuelsson and others to be announced.

The Connecticut Forum is a one-of-a-kind 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Connecticut and beyond with live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities, and outreach programs serving youth and the community. Forums are presented four times per year to audiences of  2,500+ at The Bushnell theater in Hartford. The Forum’s mission is to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire, and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community