KCRW kicked off their first UpClose conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and Kim Masters, host of The Business. The two sat down to discuss Wright’s new book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief.
Opening remarks to the packed house were made by KCRW General Manager Jennifer Ferro.
The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater, a brand new, state-of-the-art theater located on the campus of New Roads School in Santa Monica, will be the home for the UpClose series throughout 2013.
During the conversation, Wright made an impassioned plea to celebrity Scientologists to push for reform. He likened the Church’s current troubles to the early days of Mormonism.