San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
For the best part of thirty years Adam Boulton has been in the thick of British politics and at the heart of the media's coverage of it. He has been Political Editor of Sky News since 1989 when the channel launched, and has covered the last five elections. Now he is stepping down as Editor to front a new evening show.
In his time he has interviewed five prime ministers. In 2010 he hosted the second of the historic televised debtates between the three party leaders. He has won the Royal Television Society's coveted Judge's Award.
He has been involved in some famous clashes: Gordon Brown walked out on him; in the aftermath of the 2010 delection he got into a furious on-air bust up with Alistair Campbell; while political editor of the breakfast company TV-AM, Labour front-bencher Dennis Healey punched him.
In this exclusive Media Society event he spills the beans to journalist and broadcaster Phil Harding about politics, the media, about spin and spin doctors and what he really thought of those politicians.
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