Media Matters

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation


This week, Bob is joined by Katrina vanden Heuvel. Katrina is the editor, publisher and co-owner of The Nation magazine and has authored several books about American politics. A weekly columnist for, she is a frequent commentator in the media on American and international politics.

She has received awards for public service from numerous groups, including The Liberty Hill Foundation, The Correctional Association and The Association for American-Russian Women. In 2003, she received the New York Civil Liberties Union's Callaway Prize for the Defense of the Right of Privacy. She is also the recipient of The American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee's 2003 "Voices of Peace" award. Katrina is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, and she also serves on the board of The Institute for Women's Policy Research, The Institute for Policy Studies, The World Policy Institute, The Correctional Association of New York and The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

Her newest book, The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, was released in October 2011.

This episode's maiden broadcast will be aired this Sunday, January 1, 2012, although it was recorded in December of 2011.