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"jonathan alter" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

06:48 min | 11 months ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"A speaker nancy. Pelosi can afford to lose only three democratic votes in the house on the democrats only piece of the biden infrastructure legislation and now nine. Moderate democrats have signed a letter that reads like an ultimatum. Saying they will not vote for the budget resolution that begins the legislative process for the democrats. Only bill unless they get to vote for the bipartisan. Bill that i be before the democrats only bill. The bipartisan bill. That was passed in the senate last week. With the support of all the democrats and nineteen republicans including mitch mcconnell speaker pelosi replied to the ultimatum with a letter to all house. Democrats saying quote. Our goal is to pass the budget resolution the week of august twenty third so that we may pass democrats build back better agenda via reconciliation as soon as possible. I have requested that the rules committee explore the possibility of a rule that advances both the budget resolution and the bipartisan infrastructure. Package this will put us on a path to advance the infrastructure. Bill and the reconciliation. Bill let us proceed united. The nine house democrats responded in a statement saying while we appreciate the forward procedural movement on the bipartisan infrastructure agreement. Our view remains consistent. We should vote. I on the bipartisan infrastructure. Framework without delay and then move to immediate consideration of the budget resolution. Jirgas now congressional. Historian norm ornstein. He is an emeritus scholar at the americans surprise institute and jonathan alter is with us columnist from the daily beast. Msnbc political analyst and norm. You have studied these legislative paths many times over the years. Is nancy pelosi facing a speed bump or a roadblock in the house and when you read her statement and the statement by the nine democrats. How do you solve that puzzle putting those words together. It's it's a speed bump. It's a big speed bump. We've had some of those where you really have to slow down to get over them I trust pelosi To be able to find the way past this now one way she may have to deal with it is to take up. I that infrastructure bill but remember there's controversy over at least one element of that bill. Which is the bitcoin and other such currencies vision for regulation. One thing that she could do is pass a bring up this infrastructure bill. Not exactly the same as the one that passed in the senate so that it doesn't move that quickly to the president's desk and then bring up immediately the budget resolution or she could simply find a path forward by placating in some other fashion. These nine moderates who i think in part are just saying wait a minute. Just the squad. You gotta pay attention to us as well. Jonathan alter nor makes it sound easy. He's got a strategy which is interest that hadn't thought of this which is past the. A senate bipartisan bill. Just altering one line and it basically one provision what that means is we know of course is that well then the senate has to vote on it again and then send it back to the house. So she's just added she's given the nine technically want in vote but she's also slowed down that bipartisan process. So that it could come after the democrats only bill there's There's a few different ways to do this. I guess yeah and the first way that she's gonna try as to have one rule or both bills you know. Every bill he goes to the floor of the house of representatives as to go through the rules committee and they set of rules of the road for the debate on the house floor. And she's trying to fuse. These two bills under one rule. The thing you have to understand about nancy pelosi is. She is one of the great speakers of the house in american history. She is a real boss. Tremendously formidable legislator. And i have a lot of confidence in her ability to finesse. This particular problem. She's got a ninety six members to her left nine members to her right. This is a situation which she has faced before another bills with lower stakes but nonetheless this is the kind of problem that she's familiar with and I'm i'm pretty sure she's going to figure out a way to victory one of the key things of all of this year. Twenty twenty one. The key political backs and i i would argue surprises is the level of discipline within the democratic party. And remember this is not about the senate this is not about republicans this is about democrats coming together and they have done so repeatedly this year i think they will again morrison and jonathan alter thank you for that update. We will be back at it. Thank you both very much for joining us exactly and coming up. 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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is all of it on W N Y c. I'm Alison Stewart. Thank you for spending part of this day with me coming up later in the show. It is our latest installment of full bio. That's what we read A big Biography and a 17 Just one interview. We take it section by section. I'm part of the book each day of the week. This week, we're discussing a 781 page book called his Very Best. Jimmy Carter. A life Each day will dive into the book with its author, historian and journalist Jonathan Alter. Today we'll talk about President Jimmy Carter's time at the U. S Naval Academy and in the Navy. His early political career in Georgia, and his decision to sit out the civil rights movement and actively avoid Martin Luther King Jr Later. We'll also talk about what it's like to work in restaurants during the pandemic will speak with food and wine restaurant editor Kush Boucha who wrote about customer entitlement, and why the way we think about hospitality in the United States needs to change. We want to hear from you, especially if you work in the hospitality industry that's going to be next hour and reminder are scheduled New York Center get lit with all of the book club event with Jonathan Letha is Tonight we'll be discussing motherless Brooklyn at 7 P.m. head to w N Y c dot Work slash get lit for details or two or instagram at all of it. W and Y. C That is all ahead. So let's get started. Really? The glossy side of a high end retirement community and its seamy underbelly or explored in a new documentary that has a cinematic and surrealistic feel while being grounded in some plain truths. You can be lonely in a crowd. Till death Do you part is a long time and mandatory fun can be really tiring. A documentary. Some kind of heaven focuses on the villages in Sumpter County, Florida, a retirement community founded in the 19 seventies and now numbering 120,000 residents. Their social clubs. Pickleball swimming Tai Chee seniors only late night dance parties. Sometimes romance is in the air. Here is a bit of the trailer where we meet some of the residents. Hi. My name's He laid? Hi. My name is Elaine. Hi. My name is Ely away. Village is like being on vacation every day. The Disney world for retirees. It's like going off to college. You come here to live. You don't come here to pass away. There is no place like this. This is my mom. I'm just saying for me it hasn't been the fantasy land that I thought it would be for. You know, for reasons that air some more true to my own self, you know? Oh, God. I.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is all of it on W N. Y C. M. Alison Stewart. Thank you for spending part of your day with me as we all know. The Georgia Senate runoff race results came in last night. And while one race has been called Raphael Warnock has beaten the incumbent, Kelly Leffler. The other contest. Jon Ossoff's versus incumbent David per to Purdue has not yet officially been called Our colleagues in the W N Y. C newsroom are monitoring the results, and we will let you know when and if there is breaking news to report And while we're on the subject of Georgia, our next installment of full bio is about former Georgia governor turned president of the United States. Jimmy Carter. It's a 781 page book called His Very Best. Jimmy Carter a life full bios. We take one of these big fat books and we dive into it and do a little bit about the book every day and next week each day will dive into this book with its author. Jonathan Alter That's happening next week coming up today we will stick with the news the day Congress meets today to count the votes of the Electoral College NPR reports. The ceremony has recently taken as few as 23 minutes to complete. But today it could possibly take hours in anticipation of objections from Republican lawmakers. Now, of course, this is not the first time our nation has been divided. We're going to speak toe author Richard Kreitner about his book, Break It Up Succession Division and the Secret History of America's in Perfect Union looks looks looks at how almost every part of the country Has considered breaking away at one time or another over the course of them 400 years and we are also going to discuss the death of Dr Susan Moore, a black doctor who died last month from covert 19. She shared a video in which she accused the doctor of Indiana University Health North Hospital. Of ignoring her complaints of pain and quest for medication because she was black. Unfortunately, racism in health care is nothing new and has been documented by journalists and health care professionals. New York Times Magazine contributing writer Linda Villarosa will join us for a conversation about bias in medicine. We have a full slate, so let's get started. Using very recent history as our.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:24 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WGN Radio

"TV's Paul listening in and chatting Now, with Jonathan Alter the book of his very best, Jimmy Carter. Life. John being former senior editor of news, meat, a Newsweek and You see him everywhere, giving his analysis but I wanna get to some of that. But, John, you know, I think if you were to ask most Americans who were around in Carter's day, what one word would you use to describe Carter? I think they would say he was weak and us Carter what the biggest mis impression of him was. What did he say? He said that I was weak and I think he's right that people start that. I don't know if it was because he wore a sweater and look like Mr Rogers on TV or early in his presidency. Although At the time. He was very popular for that speech up over 70%. Or because later he refused to bomb Iran when they seized our hostages, and I think he's quite right that if he had done so Um uh, Nobody would have called him weak but the hostages would have been killed. So you know, he knew this at the time he knew that he was risking His presidency, He tried a hostage rescue mission. Which failed disastrously, and he was kind of swamped by events in his last year, which contributed to this impression of weakness, and then he's running against. Kind of a thoroughbred candidate and Ronald Reagan who looks big and strong and it and it is a lot physically bigger than Carter. But the irony, Paul is that Nobody who knows him would describe them that way, because he's really a very tough guy in private, to the point of sometimes being an S. O B on I asked one of his sons. In addition to Amy Carter, who's now 53 years old, if you can believe it. Wow. Two older sons and Jeff the middle when I asked him once what one word would you use? Describe your father? And he said intense. And I thought that was quite accurate. Beneath that smile is a very hard charging intense person. But the complexity of such that Sometimes he can seem to have this kind of Zen quality, and I spent a lot of time with him when I was writing the book in in Plains, Georgia in Atlanta, and then I helped him build a house for Habitat for Humanity and Memphis and I travel around with them to some other places, so I really felt like I did get to know him. But the more The more time I spent More complexity there, Woz, and that kept me fascinating. I think that makes for good biography. It's if your people write about, say, Donald Trump. There's not really anything new to learn there. You know, he's he's really We know exactly who he is. With Jimmy Carter. Um it's it's much more layered. In that and I think The important thing, though, is that when you get beneath What? His failures and his successes and you get into his character. You hit this kind of bedrock of core decency, which is an inspiration. I think in this in this dark time that we're in right now. Well, indeed, with Amazon Prime, you can get this book in time for Christmas. His very best. Jimmy Carter life You love history, or, you know, hit on a huge history buff. There is so much in this book. You just didn't know John. Well, have you? I just got to get a sense about 28 days left in President Trump's presidency. What can we expect to happen in the next 28 days? I mean, the pardons air coming down. All of these things, are we? You think well, things get quieter, or do you think this is a run up too much more to come? I think that he these pardons this week. He's trying to get us accustomed to the fact that he's gonna shock us with parties. I mean, these some of these this week were completely inexcusable. You know who's he was pardoning stone cold killers with Blackwater who? You know this contractor in Iraq because he does business with Blackwater, you know, I mean, it's really, really corrupt stuff. It's going on right now. But I think it's too prelude to pardoning people in his own family testing whether he can pardon himself for any future federal crimes that has not ever been tested in court. But he definitely can, you know Perspectively based on Ford's pardon of Nixon, which, of course I cover in the book is it's connected to Congress election. You know, he pardoned Nixon perspectively. So I would expect that Trump is going to try to do the same thing and say you're well, even if you know Jared and Ivanka haven't been Convicted of anything. I'm gonna pardon them in case anybody goes after them and just continue to pardon cronies and family members and you know he master of disaster. He always has to be in the news. And so he's about to have his veto of the defense bill overwritten. Or so it appears, and that's a pretty big political defeat for him. But he's asking for by repealing the spill and as far as the covert relief thing, we actually don't know how that's gonna play out, but I think it's Possible that his veto of that would also be overridden on display doesn't care. He's emotionally erect, according Tonto, several newspaper stories about it. And when people are In a next ream, you know, fragile frame of mind. This is deeply insecure individual on a seriously sore loser. You know, there's some really pretty bad things that could happen, so I think we're in a Perilous period right now for the next month, and I don't think he will do the right thing and ever concede. I don't think you will attend Biden's inauguration in both cases, breaking very, very long precedents of the peaceful transfer of power, and that's really sad moment for our country. It's gonna be seen to watch monitoring all that, as we do, NW G and Jonathan Alter the book his very best. Jimmy Carter. Ah, life picking up for Christmas. It makes.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:23 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WGN Radio

"We've got a jam packed show for you right up until seven o'clock. Joining me later, This hour's Illinois House representative Cam Buckner. He's also the chair of the Black Caucus of the House will be talking about a lot of issues in Springfield. Later on author Jonathan Alter will be here to talk about his new book on Jimmy Carter and some national events going on Ward Miller. Preservation Chicago We'll talk about some of the things that are in trouble. Some buildings in Chicago and the real elf Tommy Hole will join us towards the end of the show. And WGN. Steve Dale will join me, my old friend to probably cause trouble of some sort, But I want to get right to it with Congressman Mike Quigley, Democrat from Illinois, fifth District Congressman. Thanks for taking time. You know, when we first set set this up, I thought we might have nothing to talk about. I was wrong. Let's start with the veto just about an hour to ago by the president of the National Defense Act. Did you see it coming? Yes, I think. Unfortunately, the president announced he was going to do it later. Once this bill was, uh, well to the point of getting passed by an overwhelming measure, 84 to 13 in the Senate. 235 to 78 in the house on been clearly this is such a sub for a veto override for the first time in this president, four year term. So the problem the president has with the national defense. Still, this is what funds the military gives the military a raise eyes developing armor specifically designed for women in combat. But apparently the president wants provisions in this bill that deal with rule to 30 that has to do with Twitter and rules like that, because they're just not held liable for when things happen and when, when people say things he you know people are happy with but also he also is upset that there's a provision that says Confederate Lee named bases should be changed. For other people. Those two things are enough to keep him from signing it. I think this is also the first time in 59 years that the bill is not automatically signed and passed by those kinds of overwhelming majorities. Sure when I get sworn in about a week from now. My seventh term in Congress are both Begins with the promise to defend the country against authorities for it against all enemies, Foreign and domestic. This is, uh this is the most important thing we do is keep our country safe. And I think it's instructive for those who would come to the president's defense here. That, the Republican Senate chairman of the Armed Services Committee said. It agrees with the president's sentiment about 2 30, but it has nothing. To do with the military and doesn't belong in the bill. And most both parties have been pretty disciplined about doing that, because the defense bills important if you throw a lot of other things that are extraneous, and that does happen and bills. It weakens the chance to do this, and we recognize that this is the This is a bill that has to it's one of the few must pass bills every year, and it's unfortunate the president's taken up the stance. We'll see. We'll see if the Republicans who disagree with him on this, Um we'll show the profiles and carrot courage and it's probably Monday is set up for a potential veto override vote. Well, and Kevin McCarthy. I think the leader of the Republicans in the House apparently wants to side with the president on this. Do you have any fear Because that would mean Republicans in the house would be going not only against their leader, but against the president. Do you have any fear that that will change things? Or will this veto simply, you know, will be overwritten. You know, I It's a great question. I do believe that the Democrats who supported this will will support the override. Um, it's hard to say which Republicans feel They should have some profiles in courage again and stand up for this, You know, otherwise built sales and it can't sail on what it would mean is that we have to start all over again. In January for a president Biden signature. I'll tell you this. It's not going to be amended to include section 2 30. So the president has two choices. This is either over with and there is no bill passed for the first time in 60 years, Um Would have by the way, and what happens is funding cut off for the military. Well, I would suspect would have enough time. If we do this immediately under the the Biden administration again, we get sworn in the immediately in January, Um, President elected sworn in Three weeks later, roughly, and I would imagine given the supported head taking out the dispute with the current president. That would be one of the first things he signs on the law. So we're looking, you know, override it or the president at that time President buying signs it so it's going to pass. It's a important of those we pass every year. It's either going to be now or in several weeks. But just so you know the president's not going to get his way. No one's going to put 2 30 into this and if they did, we wouldn't pass because of that, because it was because they wouldn't get support across the board. Take a break in about a minute. But I want to begin the conversation. And by the way, if listeners want to call it actually get to talk to Congressman Mike Quigley, 312981 72 100 cause he's gracious enough to stay with us for another segment..

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:31 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"C and with us now journalist and presidential historian Jonathan Alter, who has written books about FDR, Barack Obama and now one about Jimmy Carter. There's a story in there about how Carter classed with Joe Biden on the issue of bussing for integrating public schools. Jonathan also tweeted today that Hunter Biden could be the Billy Carter of the Biden administration. He'll explain Jonathan also made the recent documentary about New York journalists Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin that won an Emmy this year for outstanding historical documentary, and Jonathan himself has been a national politics reporter for Newsweek and the Daily Beast as well. So he has his eye on both the past and the present. For example, he is also he he is not just he tweeted this. He is not just for the Supreme Court to reject the lawsuit. By 18 Republican state attorneys general to undo the presidential election results. He is calling on them to be disbarred on the grounds of sedition against the people of the United States and something called rule. 11 will skip rules one through 10 and explained that with us now is Jonathan Alter. The new book is called his very best. Jimmy Carter. Life. How? Jonathan, always great to have you. Welcome back to WN Y shake I Brian. Great to be here. Can we start on the news? What's this rule 11. Well, you know, I'm not a lawyer, and I don't want to play one on the radio. But that's a rule that allows Judges to, um basically sanctioned lawyers who File frivolous nuisance suits. We need a new category. What I think of as a as a A menace suit a suit that is a menace to our Constitution and our democracy Larry Tribe who was one of the great constitutional law authorities. Knows much, much more about this than I do. And he has an organization called lawyers defending democracy, which I would urge any attorney who was listening to this program. Joined because he is committed to pushing back against what are now being called the seditious 17, those 17 attorneys, general or attorney generals. Who are trying to stage a I don't want to put too fine. A point on it a gun, Liss coup data in the United States. You know, I'm not that excitable. Brian. You've had me on your program a lot, and I Don't usually have my hair on fire. But this is a grave matter If there's not push back if these folks were trying Tomovic on Will of the people are not sanctioned, punished at the polls when they run for attorney general the next time or other office but actually disbarred. Where, at least concerned that they might be disbarred. Then we will lose our democracy in the next election because they will just litigate the hell out of it like they are this time and refused to Accept the results of the election. So pushback is extremely important in the short term, or okay. Brian Joe Biden will take the oath on January 20th. But in the middle medium and longer term, we must have lawyers who pushing back and sanctioning and disbarring. These folks who are trying Tolo upend our democracy. You sound confident that Joe Biden will take the oath on January 20th and all the legal analysts seem to say the suit at the Supreme Court now is groundless and doesn't stand a chance. But I was surprised to hear even Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn, usually a trump ally, say on CNN yesterday that he thinks it's baseless and he wouldn't want other states telling Texas that they can't set their own election rules so he doesn't want Texas. Telling these four states who are the defendants, but Romney. Cornyn, Ben Sasse, Republican senator have come out against this otherwise crickets and here's a new piece since yesterday show listeners more than 100, Republican members of the House. Have gone in on the suit. So this isn't just the likes of Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. 18 attorneys general More than 100 members of Congress now does the politics of that give it more of a chance at the Supreme Court. In your opinion, Jonathan It makes it a graver threat to our republic. But I don't think it necessarily gives it more of a chance of the Supreme Court. The point that Senator Cornyn was making is very important, very important one and by the way. The Republican attorney general of Ohio, has this view. A number of other Republican attorneys general have this view. The Supreme Court is unlikely. To take this case because it would then encourage states to sue each other on a lot of other things, and the court in the past, does not liked. Those kinds of cases and some lawyers have consulted on this. Say that they really don't want to incentivize states to sue each other. And and also the lawsuit and just completely groundless. You know, I actually You read it. It is. It's a preposterous case on many different levels as any Self respecting lawyer will will tell you, But the real threat, I think, is not this case. Yes, you know, maybe there's a 2% 5% chance they could hear the case and and really Put fuel on the fire. But even then there's no guarantee that they would, I think be unlikely that they would overturn the election. Which is what the Texas attorney general who by the way This guy packs them. He packs and he's looking for a pardon because he is under criminal investigation and is about to get indicted. So he's you know, there's a corrupt pardon bid that is part of this. Texas lawsuit as well, but the larger point Brian's, however, it Uh, plays out politically right now, and it's unlikely toe change the results of the election highly unlikely. Just one more thing on that. These 106 members of Congress now members of the House of Representatives. I know you're Presidential historian, not a constitutional lawyer. But Trump has his eyes not just on the Electoral College or on the Supreme Court. But on the day of January 6th when Congress is supposed to officially accept the electoral College is vote. Good party politics sabotaged the election at that juncture. No. You know, there are 435 members of the House of Representatives. So 106 Doesn't get it done for those who want to disturb. Our democracy, and that's what they are. They're your usurpers. They're giving aid and comfort to Ah gun, Liss. Coup data attempt.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:16 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"For Geico, prostate. Causes miscarriages, cancer. And we have to end fossil fuel, which never got discussed, either because we keep putting blankets around the Earth with Theo, to which cars and Tracy just for the record, they did talk somewhat about Global warming yesterday and fossil fuels in particular on and for your information and everybody's information on Thursday. We're planning segment specifically on Trump by then. And global warming. So that's coming up on Thursday as a focus in Ah 30 issues in 30 Days presidential Election series, But they did have a discreet section last night as well. On the specific issue of climate change. Um Jonathan to the to the previous callers point about turning off a microphone. I mean, Chris Wallace, did you know he was a stalwart last night and trying to enforce equal time and trying to put Specific issue oriented questions to both sides, but I was surprised that they set it up. In the way that they did with a lot of open debate structured into it rather than you get two minutes for a first reply. Then you get a minute for response, etcetera as they often do. Because they must have known what was gonna happen. I don't know about that. I mean, I you know, I actually think that they should cancel the next two debates. We've heard enough. We know that he never changes and we have nothing else to learn from from this. Process about their position on the issues and he will roll over the other moderators Chris Welles, the toughest of the three of them, so I think they should have the vice presidential debate and call it a day that they won't do that at a minimum. They need to cut the mike of the person in the two minutes who is not speaking on and the was glad that Chris Wallace got climate change. But it reinforced for me to stake Of this election, so it's not just democracy that's unlike the planet Autonoma on the line on the ballot. You know, and and to me. One of the saddest, most tragic things that I learned in in researching my book about Jimmy Carter, is that He planned in a second term if he had been reelected in 1980 to begin to address climate change, which was then called carbon pollution, you know, and it was no mostly Scientists. But Carter himself had gotten report was planning to take Action on it in the early 19 eighties. And imagine where we would be if Jimmy Carter had been reelected in 1980 over Ronald Reagan. In a much better place, so they won't know the reason I mentioned at beyond one. Plug my book. Is that these elections? You know for people who say Oh, it doesn't matter. They're all the same. I hate politics. We need to get a grip. The beat these elections, touch our lives in so many ways and often in ways that we We don't think about and I don't have time in her busy days. Don't really understand. But Teo to put things before you a cz. We already over time. One is My impulse is to disagree with you about cancelling the next two presidential debates because there's nothing more to be learned and think that that would be bite in or the presidential debate Commission. Kind of taking Trump's bait to walk away from another institution of our democracy. Yeah. I mean, look, I think you're probably right and And so they unsettle for just cutting the mikes, but they can't set up a situation where they make no Changes and they can't wait for the Republicans to agree to the committee Commission on Presidential Debates changes. They just need to unilaterally say we're cutting the Mike Because one side has broken the rules and flouted the commission. And if they don't Exercise their authority and get control of these next two debates. Then that's really bad for the institution of presidential debates means they've been hijacked, So it's very important that the commission now reassert itself and not wait for lawyers from the two parties. To agree. And finally In your new book, which is his very best. Jimmy Carter a life which just came out yesterday. You write that you chose to tell Carter's life story at this time because it might help light our way back to some sense of decency, accountability and seriousness and our politics. What do you think he could, as opposed to being seen as a relic of another time? What could he what could But going on? What? No, not what could he do in his nineties? But I guess you do what Your intent of this book was, in part as you put it in in that quote that I read rather than just having Jimmy Carter written off as a relic of another time in terms of his relevance to right now. Okay, So So, basically what was I spent five years on this book on and off and and it was like a vacation from from because I was reading about a flawed But very decent, smart, visionary president who made decisions that weren't about getting reelected. But what was going to be good for the country in the long run, so he introduced no alternative energy and Double protected 100 million acres and in Alaska, doubling the size of the National Park Service sign 14 major environmental bills brought peace between Israel and Egypt that could go on with the list of his accomplishments. But The main point is, it was refreshing for me because even though Carter got swamped by events and was politically inept in in many ways, he showed that this country can produce Serious. Mark. Far sighted people. Tio make a whole series of small changes, which, by the way, the press ignored at the time. But they were extraordinarily important. I mean, one, you know, and they were late, even to like craft Brewery. You know they weren't legal before Jimmy Carter. It's hard to believe the beer you drink. That's just a tiny example. But utilities right now are shifting spied mentioned last night. They're shifting away from fossil fuel. Before the public utility regulation acted, Carter signed. They couldn't do that They couldn't use any. Ah renewable energy alternative energy. In their utilities, and there are literally dozens of things like that. Jimmy Carter got accomplished, but mostly it was a It was kind of comfort food for the buying politics for me because I was able Tio Experience that we can be a good people. We can be a decent people, and that's what I hope readers we'll take from my book. It's sort of a pleasant ride through a dark time in the 19 seventies, but not nearly as darkest today. Comfort food with the craft beer president as a chaser. His very best is the title of the book Subtitle Jimmy Carter. The life just came out yesterday from Jonathan Alter his previous books You may know about Obama and FDR and Jonathan thanks for doing such a bracing post debate segment with US Thanks, Brain, Brian. Later on WNEW. I see Dahlia Lithwick with with from Slate next on the Supreme Court as a discreet issue. Yes, there were issues in last night's debate. On the next all of it. New York restaurants can reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity this week, and outdoor dining is here to stay. For now we'll look at how restaurant owners and workers are dealing with all.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

03:05 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Yeah the seventy silver linings and with some server lines this morning Heery Lipman retweeted Jonathan alter who said over ten days represent of Adam shifts performance was a tour de force here he said completely he will be vindicated in fact launched he's now one of the five to ten most important Democrats in the country a compelling voice for democratic values on and I just want to say I'm so proud of my personal congressman and friend a term chef use eight again brilliant how many days in a row how many hours in a row yesterday you can't make this stuff up today well we've been debating whether a president can be impeached for is essentially bogus claims of privilege for attempting to use the courts to cover misconduct the justice department in resisting how subpoenas is in court today and was asked well if the Congress can't come to the court to enforce a subpoena is because as we know they're in here arguing Congress must go to court to enforce the subpoenas but they're in the courts and Congress thou shalt not do that yes as Harry Truman said this is simple it's hard not to swear in the trump administration which is my happy hours wildly popular because if you don from makes you want to drink and swear right it's a podcast for you have a good one dropping today yes indeed we do we have a fantastic one daughter else others yes doctor else others the man's host of the new US spy games on brother that's right he's like a lifetime ago the record but I was it was Tuesday yeah he's been testing okay yeah but I chairman shift made just so many amazing when more by the way he drop an F. bomb LA sexy liberal as you do because why is someone from a from wondering where for the judge says if the Congress can't enforce its subpoenas in court then what remedy is there and the justice department lawyers responses impeachment impeachment you can't make this up I mean what what more evidence do we need of the bad faith of this effort to cover up exactly Rudy in Arizona Haverty welcome hi first of all don't miss local Christians in about like senator she did a birth five issue that she's not here so I that she does that she co sponsors and sort of see she's a she's a good fit she is first of all way way better than Martha make Sally who by the way mother was a nobody and as ever elected her in there is always free yes yeah I got this hubris and this that she thinks she gets a trump pass by calling people hacks right I mean I got as excited as you did when I saw her get sworn in by Mike pence it loose skirt and Kristen cinema yeah because she was definitely a thing with him she was like let's have a spouse in here is she going to use all over a she could not do this all right all right I'll listen I won't have.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

12:22 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Payroll processing free. That's patriot software. Their accounting and payroll. Now, let me give you a little example here on ladies and gentlemen about the story. The David Harsanyi has published. The federalist on me. Truthfulness of the fact that these are the most prosperous times the millennial generation of its era has ever had more prosperity in America today for thirty for eighteen to thirty four year olds in there ever has been and they don't know it. They think they're in the last days like every generation, I here's the difference. I never bought it. I never bought any of these left-wing apocalyptic scenarios. I never spent more than ten minutes worrying about nuclear work. Isn't it happened? We were tossed anyway. So what's the point of running around scared to death every day? I thought acid rain was a hoax. The first time sixty minutes did a story on it. I have never believed man can control the climate either making it cooler warmer. So I've now gotten caught up in that I don't get caught up in left wing hysteria. I never have. But they have. I was not indoctrinated into them as a kid. My parents were not a bunch of miserable unhappy angry leftists, and and for the six months, I spent well for the four months, I spent in college I didn't run into much of that. I just I've always been able to avoid it. I've never been immersed at us. And none of those ongoing apocalyptic theories. The thing I've been worried most about my life as a democrat party in American liberalism. But none of their issues. I think all amplified made up exaggerated and us doing exploited. So this story in time magazine on Alexandria. Oh, no. Days and all of the suffering. In health things so bad when she was born in how they have not improved. It's so stressful. The author of the story that I mentioned time magazine woman named Charlotte alter let me tell you who Charlotte alter is who also believes all of this apocalyptic stuff. Charlotte alter is the daughter of Jonathan alter who is a famous left wing journalist from the salad days of Newsweek back when Newsweek was something back when it was on par with time magazine, you go back to the seventies into the eighties and even some of the ninety s. Jonathan alter went to Harvard. He's an educated and liberal media elite his wife, Charlotte, alters mother was the executive producer of the coal bear report. On the on comedy central. Jonathan alters bestselling author. Former editor of Newsweek, both her parents went to Harvard her sister, Charlotte. Alter sister is a venture capitalist. Her brother works for HBO sports. She herself writes for time magazine has a serious radio show. Poor little thing. So is suffering out. There is so. None of this is dimension. The incestuous nature. The Washington establishment, mom and dad. Harvard daughter gets into Harvard. Mom and dad Newsweek, then they need everybody in H B. Also, the moms working at comedy central producing the coal bear reports. Now this babe. As a brother working for H, B, O sports or sisters of venture capitalists. She works for time has a serious radio show. You know, we're focusing on these Hollywood people that bought their kids way into college. But hell. The establishment is the established ruling classes the ruling class they take care and yet here you have some of the most privileged young people in America walking around in this apocalyptic as. And they happen to have prominent positions in the media and education. Guarantee you they don't know diddly squat about the founding of this country. They may think they, but I'll bet you they haven't I'll bet you the amount appreciation. They have fought you could fit inside a thimble. That's how little. They have more than likely than properly or accurately taught about it. By the way. President Trump tweeted moments ago, Mexico's doing nothing to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants immigrants to our country. They're all talk and no action, likewise, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, if taken our money for years, and they do nothing. The Democrats don't care at such bad laws. I may close the southern border. He said, Mr President to do it. Three things close the border send ice in the border patrol down. And shut it down. They failed to override your veto on the declaration of a national emergency start building the wall shut the border de classify all the documents involving the investigation so-called into Russian collusion, including the FIS award applications. And then pardon everybody, pardon Flynn, pardon Manafort, pardon everybody. I see. All that done by the close of business today. Back to the phones. Baltimore says, Meghan. You're next on the EIB network. Hi. Meghan. Are you there? It was like nobody's there. Let's try Matthew in Tallahassee Florida. Are you there by any chance? Yes. I am here in just want to say thank you for taking my call. You bet. I'll listen to the very first time caller. What are wanting to get you not previously? We're talking about article all the millennials going through all the doom and gloom growing up. I'm twenty five I grow right at the same time. He did in my opinion. Honestly, we grew up through a bombers era his legacy if she would it was high taxes economic dropout. I watch a lot of businesses close a lot of homes foreclosed on. And that's what we grew up in. We've never seen at least eighteen to thirty four. Never seen an economy like may it. Truthfully. Thankful to Trump what he's doing and look out for us. Well, I I see a lot of my friends. They all think there's law June gloom. But I I think it totally has to do with what I when I finally do explain to them and show them how much economy's growing how much wait a minute. Wait a minute. All you need to help me out with something. I totally understand that a lot of Alania have never experienced an economy like this. They have never been alive during this kind of uptick in economic activity and opportunity, and you grew up during Obama, and of course, but they loved Obama where was the pessimism and the apocalyptic nature during Obama, they loved Obama when everything was going to hell explain that to me. Well, well. All the ones that were Medicated that had all these government benefits. Of course, they love it who wouldn't want getting free stuff all the time at taxpayers expense. But for those that are hard-working blue-collar families we kid so I know my family we lost our insurance ObamaCare when they see the individual mandate were paying upwards of six hundred dollars in fines for it. We we lost our house. My parents. We ended up losing our house is the tax rates will have federal government raised interest rates raised our mortgage rates and just everything Obama did and everything with the economics at the Democrats leaving it's garbage it never works. A lot of people. Why don't you hate America, given everything that happened to you that you just described you Auster health insurance lost her house going to Helena Handbasket during Obama why you ought to be joining the millennials who don't like the country and think we're in the last days, but you're not obviously, you're not you're much more optimistic than that. Oh yesterday. I mean, we we live in America. It is degraded station. Well, and it's not still the greatest nation world. You have every opportunity at your fingertips if you're willing to work for now. Many people have everything they want seniors. You know, look at your cell phone. I mean, you have instant gratification. Nobody's really work anymore to do what they want. And they believe in a college education will get you a job. You don't have to do much still make a lot of money, and that's completely false. Well, that's that is an excellent point, by the way, and the whole idea of a college education has been so promoted inculcated. There is a belief that once you get the degree and get out that you're set. It's another. I know what set of false expectations that have been created. I think I think the leftists is. So poisonous, I it's it's hard to to to actually calculate it. What the things that? They actually end up convincing people that are true. And to believe in. Those things are poison. To your own self esteem, your own cognizance awareness of your own existence. It's just I'll give you an example. If you go back to this time magazine story written by Charlotte alter the well to do daughter of the elite and well-to-do Jonathan Alder and his his his wife. It'll her name is Lazar. What was the? Emily Lazar is the mother of Charlotte alter and this time magazine story on Alexandria casino Cortez. One of the things that Charlotte alter sites. As evidence of poverty. Evidence of the poverty that a oh see lives in is her high two hundred dollar a month premiums for mandatory mandatory ObamaCare. In the story. She refers to two hundred dollars a month premiums or mandatory ObamaCare as evidence of poverty. She has to spend that much for healthcare, and it makes her poor every well, wait a minute. I thought healthcare is all anybody needed. I thought it was the most important thing that you had to have helped two hundred bucks a month. How many of you? If your premiums only two hundred bucks a month. You would be celebrating. But in the time magazine piece on Alexander got so two hundred dollars a month. Is one of the reasons it is said she is living in poverty,.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

08:29 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"The David Harsanyi has published. The federalist on me. Truthfulness or the fact that these are the most prosperous times the millennial generation of its era has ever had. There's more prosperity in America today for thirty for eighteen to thirty four year olds in there ever has been and they don't know it. They think they're in the last days like every generation. I here's the difference. I never bought it. I never bought any of these left-wing apocalyptic scenarios. I never spent more than ten minutes worrying about nuclear war, hasn't it happened. We were tossed anyway. So what's the point of running around scared to death every day? I thought acid rain was a hoax. The first time sixty minutes did a story on it. I have never believed man can control the climate either making a cooler or warmer. So I've now gotten caught up in that I don't get caught up in left wing hysteria. I never have. But they have. I was not indoctrinated into them as a kid. My parents were not a bunch of miserable unhappy angry leftists and for the six months. I spent well for the four months, I spent in college I didn't run into much of that. I've always been able to avoid it. I've never been immersed at us in none of those ongoing apocalyptic theories. The thing I've been worried most about my life as a democrat party in American liberalism. But none of their issues. I think of all amplified made up exaggerated and used to exploit. So this story in time magazine on Alexandria Jags and all of the suffering. In health things so bad when she was born in how they have not improved. It's so stressful. The author of the story that I mentioned time magazine woman, Charlotte alter let me tell you who Charlotte alter is who also believes all of this apocalyptic stuff. Charlotte alter is the daughter of Jonathan alter who has a famous left wing journalist from the salad days of Newsweek back when Newsweek was a something back when it was on par with time magazine, and you go back to the seventies eighties and even some of the ninety s. Jonathan alter went to Harvard. He's an educated and liberal media elite his wife, Charlotte, alters mother was the executive producer of the coal bear report. On the on comedy central. Jonathan alters bestselling author. Former editor of Newsweek, both her parents went to Harvard her sister, Charlotte. Alter sister is a venture capitalist. Her brother works for HBO sports. She herself writes for time magazine has a serious radio show poor little thing. So is suffering out. There is so. None of this is dimension. The incestuous nature. Of the Washington establishment, mom and dad. Harvard daughter gets into Harvard. Mom and dad Newsweek, then they need everybody. H B. Also, the moms working at comedy central producing coal bear reports. Now this babe. Brother working for H B, O sports or sisters of venture capitalist. She works for time has a serious radio show. You know, we're focusing on these Hollywood people that bought their kids way into college. But help I mean. The establishment is the established ruling classes the ruling class, they take care and yet here, you have some of the most privileged young people in America walking around in this apocalyptic Hayes, and they happen to have prominent positions in the media and education. I'll guarantee you. They don't know diddly squat about the founding of this country. They may think they, but I'll bet you they haven't I bet you the amount of appreciation. They have fought you could fit inside a thimble. That's how little. They have more than likely been properly or accurately taught about it. By the way. President Trump tweeted moments ago, Mexico's doing nothing to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants immigrants to our country. They're all talk and no action, likewise, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, they've taken our money for years, and they do nothing. The Democrats don't care at such bad laws. I may close the southern border. He said, Mr President, do it three things close the border send ice in the border patrol down and shut it down a failed. Override your veto on the declaration of a national emergency start building the wall shut the border de classify all the documents involving the investigation so-called into Russian collusion, including the FIS a warrant applications. And then pardon everybody, pardon Flynn, pardon Manafort, pardon everybody. I see all that done by the close of business today. Back to the phones. Baltimore says, Meghan. You're next on the network. Hi. Meghan. Are you there? Like nobody's there. Let's try Matthew in Tallahassee Florida. Are you there by any chance? Yes. I am here in just want to say thank you for taking my call. You bet listening very first time caller. Wanting to get you in a previously. You were talking about an article all the millennials going through all the doom and gloom growing up. I'm twenty five I wrote right at the same time. He did in my opinion. Honestly, we grew up to a bombers era his legacy if she would it was high taxes economic dropout. I watch a lot of businesses closed a lotta homes for clothes on. And that's what we grew up in. We've never seen as you eighteen to thirty four never seen an economy like there may it cheerfully thankful to Trump what he's doing look out for us. Well, I I see a lot of my friends. They all think there's law June gloom. But I I think it totally has to do with what I when I finally do explain to them and show them how much economy's growing how much wait a minute. Minute. You need to help me out with something. I totally understand that a lot of the law. Nails have never experienced in economy. Like this. They have never been alive during this kind of uptick in economic activity and opportunity, and you grew up during Obama, and of course, but but they loved Obama where was the pessimism and the apocalyptic nature during Obama, they loved Obama when everything was going to hell explain that to me. Well, well, sir. Truthfully, all the ones that were all Medicated that had all these government benefits. Of course, ain't vomit who wouldn't love getting pretty stuff all the time at taxpayers expense. But for those that are hard-working blue-collar families we hit. So I know my family we lost our insurance. Obamacare when they see the individual mandate came upwards of six hundred dollars in fines for it. We we lost our house. My parents ended up losing our house is actually. Federal government raised interest rates raised our mortgage rates and just everything Obama did and everything with the trickle up economics and the Democrats leaving it's garbage it never works. They never housework..

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WTVN

"News Radio six ten WTVN. Now, let me give you a little example here on ladies and gentlemen, about the story of the David Harsanyi has published. The federalist on the truthfulness of the fact that these are the most prosperous times the millennial generation of its era has ever had. There's more prosperity in America today for thirty for eighteen to thirty four year olds in there ever has been and they don't know it. They think they're in the last days like every generation. I here's the difference. I never bought it. I never bought any of these left-wing apocalyptic scenarios. I never spent more than ten minutes worrying about nuclear work as if it happened we were tossed anyway. So what's the point of running around scared to death every day? I thought acid rain was a hoax. The first time sixty minutes did a story on it. I've never believed man can control the climate either making cooler are warmer. So I've now gotten caught up in that, I don't get caught up and left way hysteria. I never have. But they have. I was not indoctrinated into them as a kid. My parents were not a bunch of miserable unhappy angry leftists, and and for the six months, I spent well for the four months, I spent in college I didn't run into much of that. Just I've I've always been able to avoid it. I've never been immersed at us. And none of those ongoing apocalyptic theories. The thing I've been worried most about my life is a democrat party in American liberalism. But none of their issues. I think of all amplified made up exaggerated and used to exploit. So this story in time magazine on Alexandria. Oh, that's good. He's and all of the suffering. In health things so bad when she was born in how they have not improved. It's so stressful. The author of the story that I mentioned time magazine woman named Charlotte alter let me tell you who Charlotte alter is who also believes all of this apocalyptic stuff. Charlotte alter is the daughter of Jonathan alter who is a famous left wing journalist from the salad days of Newsweek back when Newsweek was a something back when it was on par with time magazine, you go back to the seventies into the eighties and even some of the ninety s. Jonathan alter went to Harvard educated liberal media, elite his wife, Charlotte, alters mother was the executive producer of the coal bear report. On the on comedy central Jonathan alters a bestselling author. Former editor of Newsweek, both her parents went to Harvard her sister, Charlotte. Alter sister is a venture capitalist. Her brother works for HBO sports. She herself writes for time magazine has a serious radio show poor little thing. So suffering out there is so. None of this is dimension. The incestuous nature. The Washington establishment, mom and dad. Harvard daughter gets into Harvard. Mom and dad Newsweek, then they need I know everybody H B also the moms working at comedy central producing the cold. Dare reports. Now this babe. Brother working for H B O sports sisters of venture capitalist. She works for time has a serious radio show..

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

03:22 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Let me give you a little example here on ladies and gentlemen, about the story of the David Harsanyi has published. The federalist on me. Truthfulness of the fact that these are the most prosperous times the millennial generation of its era has ever had. There's more prosperity in America today for thirty for eighteen to thirty four year olds in there ever has been and they don't know it. They think they're in the last days like every generation. I here's the difference. Never bought it. I never bought any of these left-wing apocalyptic scenarios. I never spent more than ten minutes. Worrying about nuclear war hasn't had happened. We were tossed anyway. So what's the point of running around scared to death every day? I thought acid rain was a hoax. The first time sixty minutes did a story on it. I've never believed man can control the climate either making cooler or warmer. So I've now gotten caught up in that I don't get caught up in left way hysteria is I never have. But they have. I was not indoctrinated into them as a kid. My parents were not a bunch of miserable unhappy angry leftists, and and for the six months, I spent well for the four months, I spent in college I didn't run into much of that. I just I've I've always been able to avoid it. I've never been immersed at us. And none of those ongoing apocalyptic theories. The thing I've been worried most about my life is a democrat party American liberalism. But none of their issues all amplified made up exaggerated and used to exploit. So this story in time magazine on Alexandria, good. And all of the suffering. In health things so bad when she was born in how they have not improved. It's so stressful. The author of the story that I mentioned time magazine woman, I'm Charlotte alter let me tell you who Charlotte alter is who also believes all of this apocalyptic stuff. Charlotte alter is the daughter of Jonathan alter who is a famous left wing journalist from the salad days of Newsweek back when Newsweek was a something back when it was on par with time magazine, you go back to the seventies into the eighties and even some of the ninety s. Jonathan alter went to Harvard educated and liberal media elite his wife, Charlotte, alters mother was the executive producer of the cold. Bear report. On the on comedy central. Jonathan alters bestselling author. Former editor of Newsweek, both her parents went to Harvard her sister, Charlotte. Alter sister is a venture capitalist. Her brother works for HBO sports. She herself writes for time magazine has a serious radio show..

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on KQED Radio

"HBO documentary deadline artists, wrestling and Tamil. Tabloid columnists who for decades where the scribes of and four working class New York. Breslin died in two thousand seventeen Hamill is still writing, but the newspaper world, they populated is all but vanished journalist and author Jonathan alter co directed and co produced the documentary with Steve McCarthy and John block, John alter welcome to on the media. Thanks, bob. Good to be here. Breslin and ham over giants. But they were giants mainly of the last century and mainly of New York City for the benefit of younger generations, and those of our listeners beyond the five boroughs who are these guys every community in the United States had a local newspaper columnist who was basically a Jimmy breslin wanna be. That's how big breslin was Pete Hamill was not as famous as Jimmy breath. Zlin, but he was a sort of dashing figure he was dating the most famous woman in the world, Jacqueline Onassis and a top movie star Shirley MacLaine at the same time. Neither of these guys finished college. They both came from the streets, and they reported on the streets. What's remarkable about these two? And I guess, you know, this better than anybody is that there were larger than life at almost exactly the same way they were pug nationless creatures of the street pounding out columns for the tabloids. In fact, here's one of the star. Journalists you interviewed for the film. I mean in the early days of journalism, you didn't have an Ivy league degree, and you never made a particularly good salary. You were much more launch Shirley of the street. Then you were when the whole thing became a profession that voice sounds familiar. Here's Pete Hamill expressed a similar thought once.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Documentary deadline artists breslin Hamel tabloid columnists who for decades where the scribes of. And four working class New York breslin died in two thousand seventeen Hamill is still writing, but the newspaper world, they populated is all but vanished journalist and author Jonathan alter co directed and co produced the documentary with Steve McCarthy and John block, John alter welcome to on the media. Thanks, bob. Good to be here. Breslin and ham over giants. But they were giants mainly of the last century and mainly of New York City for the benefit of younger generations, and those of our listeners beyond the five boroughs who are these guys every community in the United States had a local newspaper columnist who was basically a Jimmy breslin wannabe. That's how big breslin was. Hamel was not as famous as Jimmy breslin. But he was a sort of dashing figure he was dating the most famous woman in the world, Jacqueline Onassis and a top movie star Shirley MacLaine at the same time. Neither of these guys finished college. They both came from the streets, and they reported on the streets. What's remarkable about these two? And I guess, you know, this better than anybody is that there were larger than life at almost exactly the same way, they were creatures of the street pounding out columns for the tabloids. In fact, here's one of the star. Journalists you interviewed for the film early greedy days of journalism. You didn't have an Ivy league degree and you never made a particularly good salary. You were much more launch really of the street. Then you were. When the whole thing became, a profession that voice sounds familiar. Here's how Pete Hamill expressed a similar thought.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Deadline artists breslin and to Hamel tabloid columnists who for decades where the scribes of and four working class New York. Breslin died in two thousand seventeen Hamill is still writing, but the newspaper world, they populated is all but vanished journalist and author Jonathan alter co directed and co produced the documentary with Steve McCarthy and John. Block John alter welcome to on the media. Thanks, bob. Good to be here. Breslin and Hammo were giants. But they were giants mainly of the last century and mainly of New York City for the benefit of younger generations, and those of our listeners beyond the five boroughs who are these guys every community in the United States had a local newspaper columnist who was basically a Jimmy breslin be. That's how big breslin was. Hamel was not as famous as Jimmy breslin. But he was a sort of dashing figure he was dating the most famous woman in the world, Jacqueline Onassis and a top movie star Shirley MacLaine at the same time. Neither of these guys finished college. They both came from the streets, and they reported on the streets. What's remarkable about these two? And I guess, you know, this better than anybody is that there were larger than life at almost exactly the same way they were pug nationless creatures of the street pounding out columns for the tabloids. In fact, here's one of the star. Journalists you interviewed for the film. I mean in the early days of journalism, you didn't have an Ivy league degree, and you never made a particularly good salary. You were much more naturally of the street. Then you were. When the whole thing became, a profession that voice sounds familiar. Here's Pete Hamill expressed a similar thought.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Deadline artists wrestling and to Hamel tabloid columnists who for decades where the scribes of and four. For working class, New York. Breslin died in two thousand seventeen Hamill is still writing, but the newspaper world, they populated is all but vanished journalist and author Jonathan alter co directed and co produced the documentary with Steve McCarthy and John block, John alter welcome to on the media. Thanks, bob. Good to be here. Breslin and Hammo were giants. But they were giants mainly of the last century and mainly of New York City for the benefit of younger generations, and those of our listeners beyond the five boroughs who are these guys every community in the United States had a local newspaper columnist who was basically a Jimmy breslin wanna be. That's how big breslin was p Hamill was not as famous as Jimmy breslin. But he was a sort of dashing figure. He was dating. The most famous woman in the world, Jacqueline Onassis and a top movie star Shirley MacLaine at the same time. Neither of these guys finished college. They both came from the streets, and they reported on the streets. What's remarkable about these two? And I guess, you know, this better than anybody is that there were larger than life at almost exactly the same way they were pug nationless creatures of the street pounding out columns for the tabloids. In fact, here's one of the star. Journalists you interviewed for the film early gritty days of journalism. You didn't have an Ivy league degree and you never made a particularly good salary. You were much more naturally of the street. Then you were when the whole thing became a profession that voice sounds familiar. Here's Pete Hamill expressed a similar thought.

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"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan alter" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Documentary deadline artists breslin and Hamel tabloid columnists who for decades where the scribes of and four working class New York. Breslin died in two thousand seventeen Hamill is still writing, but the newspaper world, they populated is all but vanished journalist and author Jonathan alter co directed and co produced the documentary with Steve McCarthy and John block, John alter welcome to on the media. Thanks, bob. Good to be here. Breslin and Hammo were giants. But they were giants mainly of the last century and mainly of New York City for the benefit of younger generations, and those of our listeners beyond the five boroughs who are these guys every community in the United States had a local newspaper columnist who was basically a Jimmy breslin. Wanna be? That's how big breslin was Pete Hamill was not as famous as Jimmy breslin. But he was a sort of dashing figure he was dating the most famous woman in the world, Jacqueline Onassis and a top movie star Shirley MacLaine at the same time. Neither of these guys finished college. They both came from the streets, and they reported on the streets. What's remarkable about these two? And I guess, you know, this better than anybody is that there were larger than life at almost exactly the same way, they were pugnacious creatures of the street pounding out columns for the tabloids. In fact, here's one of the star. Journalists you interviewed for the film the early gritty days of journalism. You didn't have an Ivy league degree and you never made a particularly good salary. You. Were much more naturally of the street. Then you were when the whole thing became a profession that voice sounds familiar. Here's Pete Hamill expressed a similar thought once.

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