Arkansas PBS will livestream a talk on American democracy by U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, as part of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s exhibition “We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy.”
The “evening talk” by Cheney will explore the importance of the United States Constitution and free speech to America’s democratic tradition. The museum, in Bentonville, was founded primarily by Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton.
The Wyoming congresswoman made a name for herself as vice chair of the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol. Cheney, whose father is former Vice President Dick Cheney, emerged from the Jan. 6 hearings as perhaps former President Donald Trump’s most prominent Republican critic. She will be joined onstage by Caryl M. Stern, executive director of the Walton Family Foundation.
Before being elected to Congress, Cheney worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) during the first Bush Administration, where she promoted democracy across the world, including in Kenya, the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia.
She was also a Fox News analyst and is the co-author, along with her father, of “Exceptional: Why The World Needs a Powerful America.”
Stern is a former president and CEO of UNICEF USA, as well as an author, activist and global advocate for the health and well-being of children.
On Monday night and thereafter, the talk will be available on Arkansas PBS' YouTube page. Arkansas PBS is the former Arkansas Educational Television Network.