Citizenville: Connecting People and Government in the Digital Age

Gavin Newsom
In Conversation With Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times Columnist & Radio Host
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Episode Summary

Is it possible for Americans to better their future by reinventing their relationship with government? Newsom, lieutenant governor of California and San Francisco's former mayor, explores how a modern digital government could house the information, concerns, convictions-even the protests of an enlightened digital citizenry.

Participant(s) Bio

Gavin Newsom is the 49th lieutenant governor of the state of California, following his two terms as the youngest mayor elected in San Francisco in over one hundred years. Previously, he founded fifteen small businesses in the San Francisco Bay area and now hosts The Gavin Newsom Show on Current TV. His newest book is Citizenville: Connecting People and Government in the Digital Age.

Patt Morrison is a writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and she hosted the daily Patt Morrison public affairs program on KPCC. She has won six Emmys and ten Golden Mike awards for Life & Times Tonight on KCET and for her KPCC show, which won three Golden Mike Awards for Best Public Affairs Show in its six-year run. She’s the author of the best-selling Rio LA, Tales from the Los Angeles River, and her interview subjects include Salman Rushdie, Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, and Ray Bradbury.