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WILL - Media Matters - April 24, 2011

John Nichols author of “The S Word”

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Nichols is the author of The Genius of Impeachment (The New Press); a critically acclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, Jews for Buchanan (The New Press); and a best-selling biography of Vice President Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President (The New Press), which has recently been published in French and Arabic. He edited Against the Beast: A Documentary History of American Opposition to Empire (Nation Books), of which historian Howard Zinn said: "At exactly the time when we need it most, John Nichols gives us a special gift--a collection of writings, speeches, poems, and songs from throughout American history--that reminds us that our revulsion to war and empire has a long and noble tradition in this country." With Robert W. McChesney, Nichols has co-authored the books It's the Media, Stupid! (Seven Stories), Our Media, Not Theirs (Seven Stories), Tragedy and Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections, and Destroy Democracy (The New Press) and, most recently, The Death and Life of American Journalism (Nation Books). McChesney and Nichols are the co-founders of Free Press, the nation's media-reform network, which organized the 2003 and 2005 National Conferences on Media Reform. John Nichols also appears on MSNBC's "The Ed Show." His latest book is The S Word; A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism www.thenation.com


WILL - Media Matters - April 17, 2011

Cenk Uygur of MSNBC Live and The Young Turks

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Cenk Uygur is host of The Young Turks, the first ever live, daily web television talk show. The show has partnership deals on the web with You Tube, AOL, Airamerica.com and TidalTV.com. The Young Turks is one of the Top 100 You Tube Partners, with over 8 million views a month on their You Tube Channel. The Young Turks premiered on Sirius Satellite Radio in the first quarter of 2002 as the platform's first original program before moving to XM Satellite Radio in 2006. Cenk Uygur is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business and Columbia University Law School. He worked as a lawyer, television writer and television host before starting The Young Turks. Cenk also blogs on Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Politico, AirAmerica.com and AOL's Hot Seat. Cenk has appeared on CNN dozens of times and also had numerous appearances on MSNBC Live, CNN Headline News, E! Entertainment Channel, Al Jazeera, ABC News, Voice of America, NPR and even Fox News Channel. www.theyoungturks.com


WILL - Media Matters - April 10, 2011

Pledge Drive with special guests Janine Jackson, Noam Chomsky and Bill Moyers

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Join McChesney and special guests Janine Jackson, Noam Chomsky and Bill Moyers and show your support of National Public Radio. Pledge during the show and listen as Bob and these respected journalists discuss how important it is to support NPR is this time of fiscal crisis. Call (217)244-9455 between 1:00 and 3:00pm Sunday, or give online at willpledge.org.


WILL - Media Matters - April 03, 2011

Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig

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Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig, has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years as a journalist. His columns appear in newspapers across the country, and his in-depth interviews have made headlines. He conducted the famous Playboy magazine interview in which Jimmy Carter confessed to the lust in his heart and he went on to do many interviews for the Los Angeles Times with Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and many other prominent political and cultural figures. Scheer can be heard on the political radio program "Left, Right and Center" on KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate in Santa Monica, Calif. He is currently a clinical professor of communications at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Scheer has written nine books, including "Thinking Tuna Fish, Talking Death: Essays on the Pornography of Power"; "With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War"; "America After Nixon: The Age of Multinationals"; with his son Christopher and Lakshmi Chaudhry, "The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us about Iraq"; "Playing President: "My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I and Clinton-and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush"; and "The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America." Scheer's latest book, "The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street" (Nation Books), was released on September 7, 2010. http://www.truthdig.com/robert_scheer#bio