2 Burst results for "Walter Lettmann"
"walter lettmann" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"He was portrayed in the movie quiz show because a couple of years before he joined the kennedy johnson administrations he was a young staff member uh on the house committee that investigated the quiz show uh scandals rub moreau played him in that movie about twenty years ago but um yeah so anyway he he set off and did a ton of reading to try to synthesize um and name of the the greater agenda he was really struck by the term the good society which came from the name of a uh a book that um walter lettmann and written in 1937 they all timidly settled on the great society and he may or may not have known that that was also the name of a book by a graham wallace who was a british academic which had been written even earlier um it's unclear whether he knew that or whether they just change good to great because they thought it roll off the tongue better but what it was was really kind of a statement of not not only an antipoverty measure but in the way that he framed that in the kind of launch speech at the university of michigan in may of sixty four were he really felt that this was an opportunity to um qualitatively improve people's lives it included protections for the environment on environmental protection um investments in culture and the arts uh investments ultimately in public television and radio and of course it included civil rights it was civil rights were deeply deeply him i'm embedded in the great society they were by no means a carveout right well civil rights i mean that was such a big part of of that era of the of the johnson era the civil rights act as you mentioned the voting rights act um uh at fifty years remove now and then we're seeing you know these efforts to undo um all the all the good that was done there what what what put johnson think about the the laws for um voter id not that there's anything wrong with showing an id when you go to the poll but the restrictive voter id is uh the ones sure at designed to keep people.
"walter lettmann" Discussed on Trumpcast
"No i think the economy is doing great begin look look this in charge in that how do you can't have you deal with that that that at almost mix politics impossible yet another jamaa to her i really don't buy myth it's true i think everyone must clarifying moments of the early administration was i think one of the early press conferences when sean spicer was asked by reporters you know trump it settle the stuff during the campaign about how the numbers from the bureau of labor statistics on the upon improving had been bunk but now you have you had i think in in late january or february numbers showing a continued improvement so the question to spicer was does president trump still think that the bureau labor statistics is full of crap and spicer's response was now he thinks he thinks the numbers are real now and presumably trump supporters sort of role without now i don't really know whether if varies singer improving obviously but they're proving more sluggishly in some places numbers which is one of the reasons why trump got some disaffected voters but if if things continue to go sort of sluggishly in those areas i i really don't know if that actually impacts trump negatively one thing one thing that you want to say about this moment is that these sorts of problems of not being able to reach certain people with the facts are not really new yeah um and are not really can exclusive two conservative politics ideological politics may have been reading a book called public opinion by walter lettmann deserved one in wonderful book is written and be believed in the early 20th um and it was sort of his assessment of democracy going back to the founding and how it works out in america an easy points out that you know it democracy is really hard and one of the reasons why it's really hard is that even if you are engaged citizen who tries their best uh to understand politics and policy in and you know if you do stretch spent portions of every single day trying to.