Posts Tagged ‘Election 2016’


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog


He’s wowed them, frustrated them, endeared them, flummoxed the best and the brightest and Wednesday, December 2, 3 pm ET a journalist and brand maker will dissect the candidacy of Donald Trump when joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser‐Jayne Show is Newsweek’s Matthew Cooper and author of THE HOOK, Richard Krevolin.

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. Cooper has interviewed and has written extensively on Mr. Trump.

TrumpBookTheHookRichard W. Krevolin is a consultant, playwright, screenwriter, and professor who leads workshops on all aspects of storytelling. He has flown around the world to teach the art of communication and storytelling to executives, creatives, and brand managers at many different companies, including Vaseline, Pepperidge Farms, J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy, Panera Bread and Nike. His consulting work has affected hundreds of TV commercials produced worldwide, many of which have won awards, including a Golden Lion at Cannes and The People’s Choice Award in China. Krevolin is a graduate of Yale University and earned a master’s degree from both UCLA and USC. Krevolin turns all he has learned from his time telling stories in Hollywood to the business world in his fascinating new book THE HOOK, HOW TO SHARE YOUR BRAND’S UNIQUE STORY TO ENGAGE CUSTOMERS, BOOST SALES, AND ACHIEVE HEARTFELT SUCCESS.

A look at the brand that is GOP candidate for the American presidency, Donald Trump Wednesday, December 2, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser‐Jayne Show . For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

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.


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

hillaryLet me start here: I haven’t decided yet whether I’m for Hillary or against her, on that decision, I’ll let you know. But here’s something I am against: the theater and self-aggrandizement of gotcha journalism. And that is what NPR’s Terry Gross was doing in her recent interview with the former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State and possible presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

National Public Radio’s Terry Gross has been around for a long time. In a medium that chews the successful up and spits them out faster than you can say the same, there is no question that Ms. Gross is smarter, better prepared than most talk radio hosts, clearly intelligent, and quick on her feet, all admirable qualities.

But she is considered part of the liberal echo chamber and Clinton is one of her own. So why was she pecking away at her guest, Ms. Clinton, she the host of public radio’s “Fresh Air” broadcast on the network considered the darling of the left?

Was she trying to prove a lack of partisanship? Trying to prove she was a tough journalist? Really, what was it she was trying to prove? Because, had she grilled the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton on say, Benghazi, perhaps that would have been justified. Instead, what she went after Ms. Clinton for was not the issue of gay marriage, but something ridiculous.

Hillary Clinton, like many Americans of a certain age, was against gay marriage before she was for it. And yet Gross, as I said, no dummy, decided to use the fact to goad (who invented that word?) her guest, if not corner her. Gross was like a buzzard picking at its prey, picking, picking, picking at Ms. Clinton, obviously trying to get her to admit (as if she evah would) that the only reason she was now for gay marriage was for political gain. Even if partly true, would that make Clinton different than any other politician? Relentless, Gross sought carnage, and failed to listen to the former Senator’s consistently honest and direct answers to Gross’ unyielding and absurd line of questioning.

Of course, when a journalist is looking for theater and self-aggrandizement there is no listening, nor stopping them, and no matter what Clinton answered, Gross was not interested in hearing, proving even the best of us can fall prey to our own ambitions from time to time.

And in this talk radio hosts opinion, that is exactly what happened to Terry Gross when she engaged in gotcha journalism with the presumed presidential candidate, the same Mrs. Clinton.

Unlike the scribes of the right wing media who went all goo-goo, ga-ga crazy, I cannot characterize Clinton’s response to Gross’ peck, peck, peck as “testy” or say she “snapped” or “lost her cool.” In fact, the reality was that Ms. Clinton was the model for poise under fire. I did not, in fact, detect so much as a note of defensiveness in Clinton’s voice, as many of us would have been reduced to under Gross’ cawing. Rather, I detected a note of surprise in Ms Clinton’s tone. Clearly, she expected more from the Queen of Public Radio and the liberal echo chamber, Ms. Gross.

I know I did.



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