Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 12:00 am | Contact: Hosts David Plotz and John Dickerson will also be interviewed on Iowa Public Radio at noon on Mon., Dec. 5.

Grinnell, IA -  

Slate Magazine’s “Political Gabfest” will be recorded from the Grinnell College campus, Wed., Dec. 7. Slate editor David Plotz will be joined in the talk-show style podcast by CBS political director John Dickerson andEmily Bazelon, Slate senior editor.  

An audience participation Q&A will be included in the one-hour live taping, which will begin at 6 p.m. in Harris Center Cinema.  The Gabfest podcast will be posted to the Slate site following the Grinnell recording.

Slate, a daily web magazine owned by the Washington Post, offers analysis and commentary on politics, news, business, technology, and culture. The magazine, founded in 1996, has won awards for its strong editorial voice and sharp take on issues of the day.  During their campus visit, the show hosts will also meet with Grinnell students to discuss careers in journalism. 

Slate’s visit to Grinnell, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the college’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs; for additional information, contact Sarah Purcell, director of the Rosenfield Program,, 641-269-3091. Members of the media who wish to cover the Slate visit should contact Cindy Deppe,, 641-269-4834; 641-990-7745 for details.  Harris Center is located at 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell.