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KAVANAUGH VOTE – BOOKS WITH AUTHOR JAMES MUSTICH

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Kavanaugh vote, FBI Report, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh and a look at a terrific new book every bibliophile will love, 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE — oh the fun we have this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, October 3, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com when my guests are author James Mustich and joining me at my table for our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I slice and dice all things politics. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read. Among this week’s topics, the Kavanaugh vote.

Kavanaugh voteWe take a brief respite from politics in our second half-hour when I am joined by James Mustich, the author of 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE: A LIFE-CHANGING LIST. If as I do, you love books, boy do I have a book to recommend for you today and an interesting conversation when I speak with the book’s author James Mustich, the co-founder of the acclaimed book catalog, A COMMON READER. In his new catalogue of the greatest books of all times, as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the thousand books it recommends, organized A–Z by the author, the selections takes the reader on a rollercoaster of entries: For example, Flora Thompson’s LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD is followed by Hunters S. Thompson’s FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and then by the children’s favorite, ELOISE. The result is an unexpectedly revealing juxtaposition of literature packaged in a beautifully designed book, enlivened throughout with extensive illustrations, its compilation of brief, yet informed and thought-provoking essays accompanying each title, giving the reader a sense of the work’s historical and literary context and the reason why the book is on the list. Extensive, intelligent, it’s a lively library in a book in which readers of all ages will find books to add to their personal collections and to-be-read piles. It is the ultimate gift book for bibliophiles, a veritable treasure trove that brings reading back to the center of our cultural conversation.

Kavanaugh vote, accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, The Senate, the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, books and more books, a fascinating show this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted October 3, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

AMERICAN PRESIDENTS QUIRKS + HIGH NOON THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST

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A look at the quirks of American Presidents and a conversation about the Hollywood Blacklist and the making of the iconic Western HIGH NOON are the subjects of  The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when the author of SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS, Cormac O’Brien and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of  HIGH NOON: THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC Glenn Frankel join Halli at her table.

Cormac McCarthy’s book SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS: STRANGE STORIES AND SHOCKING TRIVIA FROM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE is a fun, informative, quirky compendium of historical trivia of our American presidents. Murder, adultery, gambling, UFOs the SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men who have occupied the Oval Office in one of the hardest jobs in the world, our presidents at once revered and often reviled around the globe.

American Presidents and high noon and the hollywood blacklistIn his new book HIGH NOON: THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC Glenn Frankel explores the making of the western classic starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, during the toxic political climate of the late 1940’s and 1950’s Hollywood Red Scare, the film written by Carl Foreman, a former Communist who intended the film to be a parable about the Hollywood blacklist. In fact, during filming, Foreman was forced to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his former membership in the Communist Party. Weaving together the stories of some of Hollywood’s most talented writers and producers — Carl Foreman, Stanley Kramer, Fred Zinneman and Cooper himself – HIGH NOON is at once Hollywood history, scholarly insight, and wonderfully dishy — in a word, fascinating.

Strange stories and shocking trivia from inside the White House with Cormac O’Brien and the making of the classic Western HIGH NOON in the toxic political climate of the 1950s on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

POLITICS IS THE FOCUS OF HALLI’S NEW SHOW

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In the opening of her brand, new politics show, ONE BROAD TALKING, the respected host of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show proclaims her declaration of Independence. She says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, the pursuit of Happiness and the BLOOD SPORT OF POLITICS.” Now comes the second installment,  a show you won’t want to miss.

The author of the celebrated book A YEAR IN MY PAJAMAS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA, and the writer of the bi-weekly fun, irreverent political column INSIDE THE HOPPER, Halli has long been commentating in the way only she can on all things politics.

Throughout her professional career, Halli has worn many hats: reporter and photographer; actress and documentary producer; radio personality; author, editor and publisher. Her many accomplishments include writing and producing the six-hour rockumentary on The Doors as well as collaborating with Doors drummer John Densmore on his autobiography Riders on the Storm. She is the author and photographer of STILL LIFE: IMAGES OF ANTIETAM.

As a foreign correspondent during the 1980s, Halli showed her fearlessness when she reported in the danger zones of war-torn Central America. Her frankness and feistiness have been expressed via her opinions and commentary on The Halli Casser-Jayne blog.

As for fun and entertaining, Halli has hosted and interviewed a wide variety of distinguished guests from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah to Newsweek’s political director Matthew Cooper, social critic and political activist Naomi Wolf,  legendary comic, writer, producer Carl Reiner,  and three time Academy Award nominee actress Diane Ladd on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. She will continue to host The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posting new shows, Wednesdays, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

For more information on One Broad Talking and The Halli Casser-Jayne Show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

POLITICS – GARY J. BYRNE – 4 BROADS TALKING

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The author of the most talked about book on politics of Election 2016 visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show

It’s politics and all things Election 2016, Wednesday, June 29th when joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is the author of the most talked about book of the political season, CRISIS OF CHARACTER’s Gary J. Byrne. And hold onto your hats, when we unveil our new segment, FOUR BROADS TALKING with four brilliant, accomplished, dynamic, and witty panel members: Sheila Weller, Lisa DePaulo, Lisa Schiffren and that broad of all broads, our own Halli Casser-Jayne.

While serving as a member of The Uniformed Division of the Secret Service, Gary Byrne protected President Bill Clinton and the First Family in the White House and outside The Oval Office. In his controversial new book, CRISIS OF CHARACTER, A WHITE HOUSE SECRET SERVICE OFFICER DISCLOSES HIS FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE WITH HILLARY, BILL, AND HOW THEY OPERATE, Byrne portrays what he calls the personal and political dysfunction of the Clinton White House – so consumed by scandal and destroying their enemies, real and imagined – that according to Byrne, governing was an afterthought.

See what happens when you have FOUR BROADS TALKING politics, celebrity and whatever fuels their fancy when moderate liberal “gal-ographer,” the author of GIRLS LIKE US and THE NEWS SORORITY, Sheila Weller; Lisa “she calls ‘em like she sees ‘em” DePaulo, journalist and one of New York’s sharpest and most incisive long-form writers on politics, true crime, and celebrity; Republican Lisa Schiffren, the former speechwriter for Vice President Dan Quayle who crafted Quayle’s enduringly famous takedown of Murphy Brown for being a single mom and sparked meaningful debate about welfare reform sit down with our fun, frank, fearless, feisty host Halli Casser-Jayne moderating it all.

Politics, election 2016, books, author, Hillary Clinton, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, abortion all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 29, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

VETERAN NEWSMAN BOB FRANKEN ON ELECTION 2016

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MSNBC commentator Bob Franken spent 20 years at CNN

MSNBC commentator Bob Franken spent 20 years at CNN

What becomes a veteran newsman?  Emmy Award-winning veteran reporter and newspaper columnist Bob Franken joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for a look at his storied career and a conversation about the state of the news business, politics, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Election 2016.

Emmy® Award-winning reporter Robert E. “Bob” Franken has seen it all. In a career spanning 30 years plus, he’s been right there covering unfolding dramas, reporting on national political campaigns, international conflicts and major natural disasters. He has covered combat in both Iraq wars, the White House during the President George W. Bush administration, the impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton, the Supreme Court and Congress, and he forced world attention on the Guantanamo Bay prison camp with extensive on-location reporting. An MSNBC commentator, during a 20-plus-year career at CNN, Franken served as the network’s Capitol Hill correspondent and as a Supreme Court and White House reporter. He covered breaking news, including the 9/11 attacks and countless presidential and congressional campaigns. Franken was recently inducted into the Society for Professional Journalists Washington Hall of Fame.

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Franken’s most memorable story? Well, we’ll have to ask him about that. And about that piquant wit of his that shows up in his syndicated column, Franken Sense. And maybe even about his cousin, Minnesota Senator Al Franken.

The Halli Casser-Jayne Show  is akin to the great salons of times past. Pour yourself a martini, grab a spot on your favorite sofa and listen to the great artists, writers, politicians, and celebrities of our day. New podcasts are posted Wednesdays, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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What becomes a veteran newsman? A conversation with distinguished, legendary correspondent and columnist Bob Franken on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 15, 3 pm ET. For more about the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TED CRUZ SENIOR FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR DR. VICTORIA COATES & NEWSWEEK’S MATTHEW COOPER

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Politics, art, history, and the state of the 2016 presidential campaign are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 13, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table are cultural historian, Dr. Victoria Coates, senior advisor for foreign policy on Senator Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign and the author of DAVID’S SLING: A HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY IN TEN WORKS OF ART, and Newsweek magazine’s political editor, Matthew Cooper.

Victoria Coates BookDr. Victoria Coates received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has served as a consulting curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art and as Director of Research in the Office of Donald Rumsfeld. Currently, she is a senior staff member for national security for the United States Senate and the senior advisor for foreign policy on Senator Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign. She is the author of a new book DAVID’S SLING: A HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY IN TEN WORKS OF ART in which she explores the synergy between freedom and the highest level of human achievement – and demonstrates how Western values are crucial to the expansion of liberty in our time.

TRUMP MATTHEW NEWSWEEKJournalist and veteran White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He wrote for Newsweek in the 1990s and rejoined the re-launched magazine in 2014. Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “Meet the Press,” Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

A look at the candidacy of Republican presidential contender Senator Ted Cruz and Election 2016 with foreign policy expert and author Dr. Victoria Coates and Newsweek’s Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 13, 2016. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BRAD MELTZER & DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN

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BradMeltzerBookHistory is at the heart of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday July 1, 3 pm ET when New York Times bestselling author and  The History Channel’s host Brad Meltzer joins Halli at her table to talk about his new thriller THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW, the third chapter following archivist Beecher White and the Culper Ring. And what would a conversation about history be without a visit with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin? You will love our chat about politics, baseball, history and more.

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE INNER CIRCLE, THE BOOK OF FATE and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, he is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for non-fiction, advice, children’s books and even comic books. Meltzer is also the host of “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History” on H2 and “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. Now Meltzer returns to the thrillers — “the house that I built with my own two hands” as he calls them — with the release of THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW.

BradMeltzerDorisherslefNO ORDINARY TIME: FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN are two of the books that Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian, political commentator and baseball enthusiast Doris Kearns Goodwin has given to the world. Her latest bestseller is THE BULLY PULPIT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF JOURNALISM.

Fascinating history with two of the great historians/authors of our generation Brad Meltzer and Doris Kearns Goodwin, Wednesday, July 1, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD TO THE WHITE HOUSE

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HollywoodBookTheResidenceInsidetheprivateworld...Wednesday April 15, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will take you on a journey from the back stages of glamorous old Hollywood to the residence of the White House when joining Halli at her table are the authors of IN THE COMPANY OF LEGENDS, Joan Kramer and David Heely, and author of THE RESIDENCE, INSIDE THE PRIVATE WORLD OF THE WHITE HOUSE Kate Andersen Brower.

HollywoodBookIntheCompanyofLegendsStarting with their award winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heely documented the lives and careers of some of Hollywood’s greatest legends, establishing a reputation for finding the un-findable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships with the stars long after the end credits rolled. Their programs have received five Emmy awards and twenty Emmy nominations. IN THE COMPANY OF LEGENDS with a foreword by Richard Dreyfuss, the authors share amusing and poignant portraits of the kings and queens of old Hollywood with stories of Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Jane Fonda, Audrey Hepburn, and Bette Davis, and more.

HollywoodBillandHillaryKate Anderson Brower covered the White House for Bloomberg News and Businessweek. As part of the White House press corps she traveled on Air Force One, accompanying President Obama on dozens of trips worldwide. She was assigned to cover First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Brower, a graduate of Barnard College with a Master’s Degree from Oxford University, worked at CBS News in New York and as a producer at Fox News in Washington, D.C. In THE RESIDENCE Brower sheds light on the 96 full-time staff members devoted to the maintenance of the White House and to the comfort of the families who inhabit it. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with butlers, maids, chefs, florists, doormen, and other staffers—as well as former first ladies and first family members—the book offers a never before seen glimpse behind the scenes at The People’s House and a never before seen look into the personal lives of the president’s and the families which they serve.

HollywoodJamesStewartJoanandDavidFrom Hollywood to the White House on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 15, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY FROM LBJ TO HRC?

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PoliticsBookTheTriumphThe American Presidency: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 25, 3 pm ET. Joining Halli at her table is the man the New York Times called “LBJ’S “Deputy President for Domestic Affairs” Joseph A Califano, Jr., author of the celebrated first hand account of the LBJ presidency THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF LYNDON JOHNSON: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS and Matthew Cooper, political editor for Newsweek magazine.

Joseph A. Califano, Jr., served in the Kennedy administration as general counsel of the army and special assistant to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense. He served as special assistant for domestic affairs to President Lyndon Johnson and secretary of health, education, and welfare in the Carter administration. He is founder and chairman of the board of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at ColumbiaUniversity. He is the author of more than a dozen books.

PoliticsMattCooperhimselfMatthew Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, The New Republic, National Journal, U.S. News & World Report. He wrote for Newsweek in the 1990s and rejoined the magazine in 2014. A veteran White House correspondent, he’s known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case where his refusal to name his sources went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “Meet the Press” and a host of broadcast and cable shows.

From LBJ’S ’64 Civil Rights and ’65 Voting Rights Acts to the Obama presidency and a look ahead to Election 2016 and the possibility of America’s first woman president it’s politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

PULITIZER PRIZE-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID HUME KENNERLY

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Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly, 2010When he was a mere-25-year-old UPI photographer, David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War and the Ali-Frazier Fight, one of the youngest people to ever receive that honor. Two years later he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal White House photographer. Wednesday, January 28, 3 pm ET, the iconic imagemaker will join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for an intimate conversation.

DavidHumeKennerlyallpresidentpicture2Named “One of the Most 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine, Kennerly was a contributing editor for Newsweek, and a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines. He has published several books of his work, SHOOTER, PHOTO OP, SEINOFF: THE FINAL DAYS OF SEINFELD, PHOTO DU JOUR, and most recently, EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES: THE PRESIDENCY OF GERALD R. FORD. He is a producer and one of the principle photographers OF BARACK OBAMA: THE OFFICIAL INAUGURAL BOOK. His latest book is David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He recently produced “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” a four-hour documentary about White House chiefs of staff that ran on The Discovery Channel. Kennerly serves on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His archive is housed at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin.

DavidHumeKennerlyBookOntheiPhonePulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly for the hour on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, January 28, 3 pm ET. To listen and for more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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