One of America’s best-loved political couples – James Carville and Mary Matalin – are holding hands across the aisle in an exclusive speaking engagement presented by Cal Poly Arts at the Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Co-authors of the national best seller, “All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President,” Carville and Matalin have been key players on the national political stage, each with over 30 years of experience in politics and having individually worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

In an evening that promises audiences a stimulating, candid, and provocative conversation from both sides of the political aisle, the power duo will deliver an enlightening and entertaining look at today’s most important political issues, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at politics inside Washington and how today’s headlines are playing out around the country.

Former KCBX host Guy Rathbun will moderate the event.

“Presenting James Carville and Mary Matalin to kick off our newly-elevated Speaker Series is very exciting,” says Cal Poly Arts Director Steve Lerian.  “Their decades’ worth of Washington insider information and the stark contrast of their political positions will create the perfect storm of fascinating insight and lively entertainment in the midst of the Presidential campaign.”

Adds Lerian:  “Our hope is that a strong response from the community for this discussion will be a catalyst that encourages Cal Poly Arts to bring more high profile speakers to campus.”

Student and adult tickets for the performance range from $21 to $70 and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m, located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.  The Ticket Office is also open as of noon on all performance days (including Sundays).

TICKETS: 805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at

Sponsored by William L. & Linda Frost, Mike & Stacy Cannon, and New Times