Janine Jackson is FAIR's program director and a frequent contributor to FAIR's magazine, Extra!. She co-edited The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the '90s (Westview Press). And she co-hosts and produces FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin--a weekly program of media criticism airing on more than 150 stations around the country.
Jackson has testified to the Senate Communications Subcommittee on budget reauthorization for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CNBC's Inside Business and CNN Headline News, among other outlets. This is a pre-recorded program. www.fair.org
Richard Benjamin's background is in academia, politics, and media. From 2001-2, he was Visiting Scholar at Columbia University School of Law. His scholarship has also earned professional support from Brown University and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He lectures on contemporary American politics and culture in the US and Europe. His social and political commentary is featured in newspapers nationwide, on NPR and Fox Radio, in the blogosphere, and in many scholarly venues. www.richbenjamin.com
Professor Robin Kelley is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is the author of a number of prize-winning books with topics ranging widely, including but not limited to history of black radical movements in the U.S., the African Diaspora, and Africa. He has written widely for publications such as The Nation, Monthly Review, The Voice Literary Supplement, New York Times (Arts and Leisure), New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone magazine. This is a pre-recorded program, so no calls will be taken.
Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols will be appearing on PBS's NOW. Information about this program can be found at will.illinois.edu/tv
Tom Englehardt is creator of Tomdispatch.com. Designed for readers seeking a deeper understanding of our post-9/11 world and a clear sense of how our imperial globe actually works. Tom Englehardt is the author and editor of numerous books, including the books The End of Victory Culture and The Last Days of Publishing.
John Cassidy is a journalist at The New Yorker and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. He is the author of Dot.con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era and lives in New York City.