Legacies & Lunch: Happy Hours & High Times

Legacies & Lunch: Happy Hours & High Times

Arkansas Politics Panel in 1970s

7.8.2016

Arkansas Politics Panel in 1970s

In this program, John Brummett will moderate a conversation about 1970s with David Pryor, who ran two epic Senate races and served two terms as governor during it; Ernie Dumas, the legendary Arkansas Gazette journalist who covered it all; and Archie Schaffer, a former Tyson Foods executive and the nephew and executive secretary for Bumpers as governor and later campaign manager for Thornton in the famous 1978 race for the U. S. Senate. Brummett is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and a contributor to Talk Business and Politics. He has worked for Arkansas newspapers for 46 years and as a political columnist since 1986. 

The passing of Dale Bumpers and Ray Thornton in 2016 has stirred memories about the 1970s as dramatic and
 transformative time in Arkansas politics. The decade was an era of moderation and modernization, "of happy hours and high times," as described in a Talk Business and Politics article by John Brummett. In this program, Brummett will moderate a conversation about that decade with David Pryor, who ran two epic Senate races and served two terms as governor during it; Ernie Dumas, the legendary Arkansas Gazette journalist who covered it all; and Archie Schaffer, a former Tyson Foods executive and the nephew and executive secretary for Bumpers as governor and later campaign manager for Thornton in the famous 1978 race for the U. S. Senate. Brummett is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and a contributor to Talk Business and Politics. He has worked for Arkansas newspapers for 46 years and as a political columnist since 1986.