ARLINGTON, Va. — Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s television news program “Morning Joe” have been tabbed as keynote speakers for the 2016 NACDS Total Store Expo.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Friday that Scarborough and Brzezinski will give their latest insights on the presidential campaign and a snapshot of the current political landscape during the Business Program on Sunday, Aug. 7, which begins at 8:00 a.m.
Bringing together chain drug retailers and suppliers, the NACDS Total Store Expo runs Aug. 6 to 9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
“Joe Scarborough, Mike Brzezinski and ‘Morning Joe’ have built a reputation as the go-to source for political analysis every Monday through Friday. NACDS Total Store Expo attendees are going to really enjoy getting an exclusive ‘weekend edition’ in Boston this year,” NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson said in a statement. “It’s going to be fascinating to hear what they have to say from the stage about the way this presidential election is shaping up, and about all of the related political dynamics across the nation.”
Elected to Congress in 1994, Scarborough was the first Republican to do so in his Florida Congressional District since 1872, and he was re-elected in 1996, 1998 and 2000, before retiring from Congress in May 2001. He is also the best-selling author of Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day and The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise. He was named host of his own MSNBC cable news show in April 2003, before helping to create “Morning Joe” in April 2006.
Brzezinski is the best-selling author of Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction – and My Own, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth and All Things at Once. Before Morning Joe, she was an anchor of the CBS Evening News Weekend Edition and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to CBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes. At MSNBC, Brzezinski anchored “Up to the Minute” news and primetime newsbreaks.