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  • Title: Q & A
    Descriptive info: July 22, 2012.. David Wood.. Senior Military Correspondent, Huffington Post.. BIO.. :.. David Wood is the Senior Military Correspondent for the Huffington Post.. Prior to that, he worked at Politics Daily.. He has written for the Baltimore Sun, Time Magazine, the Newhouse News Service, and the Los Angeles Times.. He has a Bachelor s degree from Temple University, is married with five children, and lives in Washington, DC.. More.. about.. Program Details.. Info.. : Our guest is David Wood, senior military correspondent for the Huffington Post.. He discusses winning the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.. He authored a ten part series for the Huffington Post named Beyond the Battlefield: The  ...   soldiers, as well as more than two dozen military surgeons, combat medics, therapists, nurses and others at treatment facilities across the country.. He states that with medical advancements, almost every soldier who is wounded on the battlefield is being saved for some period of time.. His goal was to write about what life was like for these people who were severely wounded, and share their personal struggles with everyday life.. The prize winning series has been released as a Huffington Post e-book as well as being available online.. Wood also talks about his early years covering wars, including his receiving the Gerald R.. Ford Journalism award for distinguished reporting on national defense..

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    Descriptive info: July 15, 2012.. Antony Beevor.. Author, "The Second World War".. Antony Beevor is a visiting professor at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of London.. He has authored or co-authored 13 books.. He was a regular officer in the cavalry regiment of the British Army.. He is married to writer and biographer Artemis Cooper and has one son and lives in near Canterbury England.. : Our guest is military historian and author Antony Beevor.. He discusses his newly released historical narrative, The Second World War.. Beevor talks about the origins of the conflict spanning from before Hitler s  ...   Adolf Hitler s dark and chaotic final days, including his marriage to Eva Braun and the couple s subsequent suicide.. He details the time and circumstances of the start of World War II for each of the participating countries, and he discusses actions taken by U.. S.. General Douglas MacArthur to suppress information at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal in 1946.. He relates how he went about researching and assembling the volume of information he used to write the book.. He describes his writing style and the barn he converted to a library in England to research and write the book..

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    Descriptive info: July 8, 2012.. Kirk S.. Lippold USN, (RET).. Author, "Front Burner: Al Qaeda's Attack on the USS Cole".. Kirk Lippold retired from the Navy at the rank of Commander in 2007 after serving 26 years.. He is a public speaker and the president of his own consulting firm.. He graduated from the U.. Naval Academy in 1981, and received his Master s degree in Systems Engineering from the Navy.. He was born and raised in Nevada and currently resides in Carson City.. : Author and former commanding officer of the USS Cole, Kirk Lippold, discusses his new historical narrative titled Front Burner: Al Qaeda s Attack on the USS Cole.. Lippold recounts the events surrounding the attack which occurred October 12, 2000 at a refueling stop in the port of Aden in Yemen..  ...   which stated that all the available force protection measures were not put in place by Lippold on that day.. He points out that Secretary of Defense William Cohen and Chief of Naval Operations Vern Clark both stated that with all of the measures in place the attack likely could not have been prevented.. He describes the adverse effect the report had on his own future by prompting Sen.. John Warner (R-VA) to block his nomination to be promoted to Captain two years later.. He talks about his visits to the families of the crew members killed during the attack, and the impact the explosion had on many lives.. He describes this attack as the start of the war on terror and discusses intelligence lapses leading up to and following the day of the incident..

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  • Title: Q & A
    Descriptive info: July 1, 2012.. Gretchen Morgenson.. Co-author, "Reckless Endangerment".. Gretchen Morgenson is assistant business and financial editor at the New York Times.. She writes a weekly column in the Sunday business section titled Fair Game.. Previously, she was assistant managing editor at Forbes magazine and executive editor at Worth magazine.. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history from Saint Olaf College in 1976.. This is her third book.. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.. : Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist, Gretchen Morgenson, discusses her latest book Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Created the Worst Financial Crisis of Our Time.. Financial analyst Joshua Rosner is the book s co-author.. This historical narrative details the 2008 financial meltdown triggered by the sub-prime loan lending collapse.. Morgenson suggests that many watchdog agencies  ...   country s mortgages through Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae allows executives to extract profits for themselves at government expense.. She talks about former Fannie Mae President James Johnson, and his role in increasing lending business while becoming a major proponent of decreased government oversight.. She explains the role that Countrywide Financial had as the largest contributor of loans to Fannie Mae, and she discusses the testimony of Countrywide founder Angelo Mozilo before Congress in early 2008.. She makes the point that many companies took needless risks on problematic loans as oversight became weaker.. She argues that executives were able to walk away with enormous profits and taxpayers were left with the bill.. In addition, she discusses her early career as a stock broker, what prompted her move into journalism, and her decision to serve as press secretary for Steve Forbes in 1995..

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    Descriptive info: June 24, 2012.. Dan Balz.. Washington Post, Chief Correspondent.. Dan Balz has been a correspondent for the Washington Post since 1978 where served as National Editor, Political Editor, and White House correspondent prior to becoming Chief Correspondent.. He has co-authored two books and is currently working on his third.. He has a Bachelor s and Master s degree in communications from the University of Illinois.. He was in the U.. Army from 1968 through 1971.. In 2011, he received the White House Correspondents' Association's Merriman Smith award for political analysis.. He is married and lives in Washington, DC.. : Our guest is Dan Balz, Chief Correspondent for the Washington Post.. He answers questions from Purdue University students visiting Washington, DC for a two week seminar  ...   students that reporters and news people are posting online, in print, and producing video in many instances on a round the clock basis.. Balz likens covering presidential campaigns to getting a graduate seminar every four years on what is politically important in the country.. He reveals the challenges reporters face in sorting out what s newsworthy in a particular news cycle from what may be trivial information.. He says that social media such as Twitter and Facebook are now the primary news source for anyone covering politics as a reporter.. Dan Balz talks about growing up in Illinois, and his decision to pursue journalism as a profession.. He discusses the upcoming presidential election and topics such as campaign financing, health care legislation, and past presidential contests..

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    Descriptive info: June 17, 2012.. Brian Kamoie.. Senior Director for Preparedness Policy, National Security Staff of The White House.. Brian Kamoie grew up in Altoona, Pennsylvania and received his bachelor s degree in policy studies and political science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.. He has a law degree and a master s degree in public health from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.. Prior to joining the government, he was an associate professor of health policy at the George Washington University and continues to serve on the adjunct faculty.. He is married with 2 daughters.. : Our guest is Brian Kamoie, the Senior Director for Preparedness Policy on the national security staff of the White House.. In 1989, Brian was one of the students selected to join in  ...   numerous student delegates as inspiring and motivational.. Mr.. Kamoie shares portions of that speech as well as his own memories as a high school student chosen to participate in the program.. Other speakers included President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and Chief Justice John Roberts.. In addition, Kamoie details his duties as Senior Director of Preparedness, and he talks about his service in both the Bush and Obama administrations.. He states that last year there were a record number of presidentially declared disasters and emergencies in the United States.. He says these disasters are larger than past years in terms of their scale and impact.. He shares how he came to government service and discusses many of the people who influenced him throughout his childhood and education..

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    Descriptive info: June 10, 2012.. Angela T.. Rye.. Executive Director and General Counsel, Congressional Black Caucus.. Angela Rye has been Executive Director and General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus since January of 2011.. Prior to that she was counsel to the House Committee on Homeland Security under then Chairman Rep.. Bennie Thompson (D-MS).. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Seattle University School of Law.. : We meet Angela Rye, the Executive Director and General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus.. She discusses her role in developing overall legislative and political strategy with the caucus.. She says the Congressional Black Caucus, founded in 1971, is often referred to as the conscience of the Congress, and  ...   policy directives.. She describes a caucus forum she attended in Detroit last year where the crowd was angry and vocal about unemployment and economic issues.. She highlights the issues of voting rights and job creation as the priorities of the caucus in the coming year.. Rye reminisces about growing up in Seattle, and the impact her parents had on her becoming a lawyer.. She describes her role as co-founder of IMPACT, an organization which encourages economic, civic, and political involvement by young professionals.. She currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for IMPACT.. In addition, she talks about the federal government s contract procurement process and offers her advice to minority entrepreneurs to obtain more of that business..

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    Descriptive info: June 3, 2012.. Douglas Brinkley.. Author, "Cronkite".. CURRENT:.. Professor of History, Rice University.. Author, "Cronkite".. PREVIOUS:.. Professor of History at Tulane University.. Taught American Arts and Politics out of Hofstra University aboard the Majic Bus.. Taught American Arts and Politics out of University of New Orleans aboard the Majic Bus.. Director of the Eisenhower Center.. BOOKS.. Driven Patriot: The Life and Times of James Forrestal (1992) With Townsend Hoopes.. Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, 1953-71 (1992).. The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey(1993).. The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967 (1997) ed.. Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938 (1997).. FDR and the Creation of the U.. N.. (1997) With Townsend Hoopes.. American Heritage History (1998).. Jimmy Carter: The Unfinished Presidency(1999).. Witness to America(1999) With Stephen Ambrose.. Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976(2000).. Rosa Parks (2000).. The Mississippi: and the Making of a Nation (2002) With Stephen Ambrose.. Wheels for the World : Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, 1903-2003 (2003).. Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War (2004).. Voices of Valor : D-Day, June 6, 1944 (2004) With Ronald J.. Dretz.. Windblown World: the Journals of Jack Kerouac, 1947-1954 (2004) ed.. The World War II Memorial: a Grateful Nation Remembers (2004).. The Boys of  ...   News anchorman Walter Cronkite, who was often referred to as the most trusted man in America.. Brinkley discusses Cronkite s early life in Missouri and Texas and his reporting from the front lines of World War II as a correspondent for the United Press wire service.. He shares stories of Cronkite s rise through the ranks of CBS News, including the task of anchoring the 1952 political conventions and the expansion of the CBS Evening News from 15 to 30 minutes in 1963.. Cronkite s opposition to the war in Vietnam, and his meeting with Senator Robert Kennedy urging him to run for president in 1968 are discussed.. Brinkley suggests that while Cronkite s Evening News broadcasts aimed for political objectivity, his radio commentaries were what he terms left leaning.. Brinkley describes Cronkite s retirement at age 65 from the nightly newscast and his subsequent regret at making that decision.. He states that while Cronkite had a hand in choosing Dan Rather as his replacement, he felt he was mistreated by Rather and his staff.. Brinkley asserts that Walter Cronkite didn t like Dan Rather and Rather was aware of that feeling.. Brinkley discusses his research methods for the book which included access to the newsman s private papers as well as interviews with over 150 individuals, some on multiple occasions..

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    Descriptive info: May 27, 2012.. Clint Hill.. Author, "Mrs.. Kennedy and Me".. Clint Hill has worked for five presidents.. He remained assigned to Mrs.. Kennedy and the children until after the 1964 presidential election.. He was then assigned to President Lyndon Johnson at the White House.. In 1967 he became the Special Agent in Charge (SAIC) of presidential protection.. In 1972, Hill was promoted to the position of assistant director of the Secret Service, responsible for all protective forces.. He retired in 1975.. : Former United States Secret Service agent Clint Hill discusses his recent historical narrative titled Mrs.. Kennedy and Me.. Hill describes the period of time he was assigned to guard Mrs.. Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of  ...   stories about the former first lady s travels to Europe, Asia, and South America.. He details the birth of her sons John and Patrick and Patrick s sudden death.. Hill tells about being in the motorcade in Dallas when the President was killed, and the effect that had on his own life for the next fifty years.. He discusses his own boyhood growing up as an adopted child in North Dakota, as well as his evolving relationship with the Kennedy family, and the farewell party Mrs.. Kennedy hosted when Hill left her protective detail.. He also talks about his co-author, Lisa McCubbin, who collaborated with agent Gerald Blaine for the 2009 book titled The Kennedy Detail..

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    Descriptive info: May 20, 2012.. Robert Caro - Part 2.. Author, "The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power".. Robert Caro was born and raised in New York City.. He attended the Horace Mann School in the Bronx, and graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English.. He was awarded two Pulitzer prizes for biography in 1975 and 2003.. He has been researching Lyndon Johnson since 1977.. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Ina.. : This is the second part of a discussion with Pulitzer prize winning author and historian Robert Caro.. He talks about his newly released biography of Lyndon Johnson entitled The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power.. This is his fourth  ...   was wanted to explore how raw political power was exercised in the 20th century.. He discusses how Johnson was humiliated and despised by many of the White House staff people in the Kennedy administration.. Johnson had to reach out to many of those same staff people to help run the country in the aftermath of the assassination of President Kennedy.. He describes the scene in Dallas as Johnson takes the oath of office inside Air Force One with Mrs.. Kennedy at his side.. Caro suggests that Lyndon Johnson rose to the occasion of leading the country and reached the height of his leadership skills by securing the passage of several legislative initiatives including the civil rights act and the tax cut..

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    Descriptive info: May 13, 2012.. Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy Parts 1 & 2.. Co-authors, "The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity".. Nancy Gibbs is Deputy Managing Editor at Time magazine.. Named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the ten best magazine writers in the country, she is the author of more than 130 Time cover stories.. Michael Duffy is Time magazine s Washington Bureau Chief, and he directs the coverage of presidents, politics and national affairs for both the magazine and Time.. com.. Their first book was The Preacher and The Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House published in 2007.. : Co-authors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy  ...   describes a townhouse, purchased during the Nixon administration, located across the street from the White House.. The townhouse is used as an informal residence and meeting place for former presidents.. The co-authors recount instances of back channel communications between presidents, often from different political parties.. Michael Duffy suggests the book offers an insight into how the presidents relate to each other, how they got along, how they fought, how they cooperated, and sometimes how they stabbed each other in the back.. We learn how Gibbs and Duffy divided their research and writing duties.. In addition, the authors discuss their early careers in journalism as well as influential teachers in their lives..

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