Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson and former Ambassador Joe Wilson are the latest presenters at the Philadelphia Speakers Series at the Kimmel Center. Chris Satullo live-tweets their appearance here.
They take the stage tonight to talk about their roles in a national episode that included Plame’s outing as a spy by the Bush Administration after Joe Wilson publicly questioned the reasoning for invading Iraq.
Since leaving their governmental posts, Wilson has written a memoir, and the events were portrayed in a 2010 movie starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. They now live in Santa Fe, N.M.