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Shows featuring Joe Conason

  • Debate: Hillary Clinton Sounds Populist Tone, But Are Progressives Ready to Back Her in 2016? Hillary-clinton-2
    Former secretary of state, senator and first lady Hillary Clinton has formally entered the 2016 race for the White House in a second bid to become the first woman U.S. president. We host a roundtable discussion with four guests: Joe Conason, editor-in-chief of The National Memo, co-editor of The Investigative Fund, and author...
    April 13, 2015 | Story
  • Alberto Gonzales Refuses to Resign over Political Purging of U.S. Attorneys Gonzalesa3-14
    Newly released emails confirm the White House worked with the Justice Department to fire eight U.S. attorneys. The decisions were made in part on whether the prosecutors "exhibited loyalty to the president and attorney general." On Capitol Hill, Democratic lawmakers said they now want to question White House adviser Karl Rove and former White House counsel Harriet Miers. [includes...
    March 14, 2007 | Story
  • It Can Happen Here: Journalist Joe Conason on "Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush" Conasonbook3-14
    Political journalist Joe Conason joins us in our firehouse studio to discuss his new book, "It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush." Conason writes, "For the first time since the resignation of Richard M. Nixon more than three decades ago, Americans have had reason to doubt the future of democracy and the rule of law in our own country." [includes rush...
    March 14, 2007 | Story
  • As Thousands Gather in Memphis for National Media Reform Conference, A Look at the State of the U.S. Media Tvcamera
    We broadcast from Memphis, Tennessee where several thousand people are gathering for the National Conference on Media Reform. Speakers include Bill Moyers, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Phil Donahue, Jane Fonda, Helen Thomas and scores of others. We take a look at the state of the U.S. media with FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein and Free Press co-founder Robert McChesney. [includes rush...
    January 12, 2007 | Story
  • Mike McConnell, Booz Allen and the Privatization of Intelligence Mikemcconnell
    Mike McConnell, the man President Bush tapped to replace John Negroponte as National Intelligence Director, has been a leading figure in outsourcing U.S. intelligence operations to private industry. McConnell is a former director of the National Security Agency and the current director of defense programs at Booz Allen. We take a look at McConnell and the privatization of intelligence with...
    January 12, 2007 | Story