Jon Meacham, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe Live’ Coming to Ford Center

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski join author at 5 p.m. Friday

OXFORD, Miss. – Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski wake up the nation each weekday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Experience the Joe and Mika dynamic, called “revolutionary” by Time magazine, live at 5 p.m. Friday (Sept. 14) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Presented by Mississippi Today and the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, this event offers an up-close-and-personal experience with nationally recognized voices in the news media.

Best-selling author and historian Jon Meacham, who returns to Ole Miss after delivering the keynote address for the university’s 2017 Commencement, will lead a discussion with Joe and Mika around current events and how news is reported and consumed in the 21st century.

Questions will be taken from the audience during the hourlong program.

Tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Joe Scarborough, co-host

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) is co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” alongside Mika Brzezinski. The show features interviews with top newsmakers and in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest stories. The New York Times has ranked “Morning Joe” as one of today’s top morning news shows and has praised Joe and Mika’s natural repartee and off-the-cuff commentary. The New Yorker has described the show as “appallingly entertaining.”

Mika Brzezinski, co-host

Mika Brzezinski is co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” founder of “Know Your Value” and author of four best-selling books. Most recently, she was awarded with the New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Award. Mika, along with co-host Joe Scarborough, was inducted into the Cable News Hall of Fame. She and Joe also served as visiting fellows at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School in fall 2017. Mika’s expanded book “Know Your Value,” which includes timely material, statistics and interviews, will be released Sept. 25.

Jon Meacham, contributor

Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian. A contributing writer for The New York Times Book Review and a contributing editor of Time magazine, he is author of the New York Times best-sellers “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House,” “American Gospel” and “Franklin and Winston.” Meacham lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Joe and Mika Live at the Ford Center with Jon Meacham” is co-presented by Mississippi Today and the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics with support from the Dick Molpus Foundation, UM, John Palmer, Lisa and Jack Reed Jr. and the Mississippi Book Festival.