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Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a pioneering nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization whose deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, and in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, twenty-one national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Evan is also the host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” a weekly half-hour interview program that airs on PBS stations around the country.

Latest Contributions

A conversation with Michael Young (video)

Full video of my 12/1 conversation with Michael Young, the president of Texas A&M University. Topics discussed: a white supremacist's visit to campus, the fate of undocumented students, graduation rates, enrollment growth, higher ed funding and, inevitably, football.

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A conversation with Beto O'Rourke

Full video of my 11/4 conversation with U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Democrat of El Paso. Topics discussed included border security, free trade, term limits, the 2016 presidential race and his possible run for the U.S. Senate.

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A conversation with Michael McCaul

Full video of my 10/25 conversation with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin. Among the topics discussed: his support for Donald Trump, the case against Hillary Clinton, Russian hacking, Mosul, Aleppo, and whether he plans to run against Ted Cruz.

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