Behind the Scenes at Texas Tribune's TribLive

Evan Smith speaks to the crowd during TribLive, a monthly conversation with Texas public officials.
Evan Smith speaks to the crowd during TribLive, a monthly conversation with Texas public officials.

We have a busy month of TribLive events ahead, featuring lengthy chats with the likes of Karen Hughes, Deidre Delisi, Francicso Cigarroa and more. To mark the occassion, I found some old footage of our dress rehearsal for the very first TribLive, in early January. You can tell from the behind-the-scenes footage that the microphone system at the facility was our toughest hurdle... (Problem is now solved.)

If this is the first time you're hearing about TribLive, where have you been? Just kidding. The TribLive series features notable Texans sitting down with Evan for a thirty minute chat in front of a "live audience," as they say. Audience members then get their chance to ask questions of the newsmakers. The events are free and happen pretty regularly at the Austin Club in downtown ATX. If you can't make them, we always put up the full video a few days later. (Past TribLives are all organized by event in our events section.)

 

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