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1A hosts A Conversation with Carville & Matalin

Get to know America’s best-loved bipartisan couple as One Acadiana hosts An Expert's Perspective: A Conversation with Carville & Matalin.

America’s best-loved bipartisan couple, James Carville and Mary Matalin, take center stage to share their unique experiences and views on the current political climate, as well as field questions from audience members, for a stimulating and provocative conversation.

With more than 60 years of combined political experience, the dynamic duo will address today’s most pressing political issues, break down the upcoming presidential election and give a behind-the-scenes look at Washington politics.

Best known for his work as a Democratic political consultant, Carville has helped to garner electoral successes for numerous political campaigns, most notably assisting William Jefferson Clinton secure presidency in 1992. Carville has authored and co-authored eight New York Times best sellers and is frequently asked to contribute as a political commentator on a variety of programs.

Matalin is one of the most celebrated conservative voices in the U.S. having served under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, as well as under Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney. Today, Matalin serves as an author, television and radio host, and widely sought-after political contributor and public speaker.

An Expert’s Perspective: A Conversation with Carville & Matalin will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Cajundome Convention Center, located at 444 Cajundome Blvd. in Lafayette. Regular 1A Member pricing is $50 per ticket and $60 for non-members. For more information, visit