Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent at The Atlantic, interviews Alex Kotlowitz at the 2014 Washington Ideas Forum. Kotlowitz is a journalist and author of “There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America.” The two discussed storytelling, journalism and Kotlowitz’s 2011 documentary film The Interrupters.
The Washington Ideas Forum was hosted in partnership with the The Atlantic. The Washington Ideas Forum has developed a reputation for fostering creative thinking about the critical issues affecting our national identity, politics, and core values. Celebrating our six-year anniversary, we relaunched our flagship program at the stunning Harman Center of the Arts. A mix of programming on multiple stages, preview sessions, and custom events covered topics ranging from energy and technology to health care and urban renewal.