Posts Tagged ‘HISTORY’

WORLD WAR II WITH MARC WORTMAN & FOUR BROADS TALKING™

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A divided America? A country reluctant to go to war? A country turning its back on genocide? The year 2016? No, the year 1941, the subject  World War II the focus of historian Marc Wortman’s new book 1941, FIGHTING THE SHADOW WAR, our guest on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, 3 pm ET, along with our favorite panel of social and political pundits, our smart, feisty, fabulous, fun, Four Broads Talking™ Lisa Schiffren, Suzanna Andrews, Sheila Weller and our host Halli Casser-Jayne.

Conventional wisdom dictates that the US entered World War II in retaliation for the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 8, 1941. Historian Marc Wortman sees it another way. In his new book 1941: FIGHTING THE SHADOW WAR, A DIVIDED AMERICA IN A WORLD AT WAR Wortman compellingly reveals the ways in which America played an increasingly significant and clandestine role in the war in the months and years prior to officially joining the battle. Churchill, Lindbergh, the Roosevelt family, FDR advisor and emissary Harry Hopkins, journalists William Shirer and Philip Johnson, Wortman weaves the smart, suspenseful history that reads like an epic novel.

FOUR BROADS TALKINGIt’s all things Donald Trump, the RNC convention, Melania Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Benghazi and Hillary Clinton in our Four Broads Talking™ segment when journalists Lisa Schiffren, Suzanna Andrews, Sheila Weller, sit down for a chat with our frank, fearless, feisty host Halli Casser-Jayne.

History, politics, Pearl Harbor, isolationism, anti-Semitism, plagiarism, Republicans, Democrats…tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 20, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE CURSE OF BEAUTY and FOUR BROADS TALKING™

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A fascinating story about a fascinating woman, America’s First Supermodel Audrey Munson as told by James Bone in his book THE CURSE OF BEAUTY, and a fascinating conversation with four equally interesting women in our Four Broads Talking™ segment featuring journalists Sheila Weller, Lisa Schiffren, Thelma Adams, and host Halli Casser-Jayne are the focus of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 13, 3 pm ET.

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For over three-quarters of a century, key documents detailing the life of the most glorified, enigmatic, and exploited model in the history of America have been kept hidden from the public, leaving her legacy dormant – until now.

In the first-ever comprehensive investigation into the life of Audrey Munson, whose body was the pinnacle of sex appeal in the early twentieth century, acclaimed journalist James Bone dives into newly discovered details of Munson’s wild, devastating life with startling insight. He recreates Munson’s life from her birth in 1891, to her height of stardom in the glorious riot that was Greenwich Village in the Gilded Age, to her death in a mental institution in 1996.

FOUR BROADS TALKING

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; 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;

Thelma Adams, the fun and delightful author of the Kindle bestseller THE LAST WOMAN STANDING who has interviewed Mark Ruffalo and Diane Keaton among others for the New York Observer, twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle, sit down for a chat with our frank, fearless, feisty host Halli Casser-Jayne.

The scandalous and tragic life of America’s first supermodel Audrey Munson with the author of THE CURSE OF BEAUTY, James Bone and Four Broads Talking™, Wednesday, July 13, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information 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.

MERYL STREEP AND KICK KENNEDY WITH BIOGRAPHERS MICHAEL SCHULMAN & BARBARA LEAMING

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The greatest actress of our generation, Meryl Streep and the life of JFK’s little-known sister Kick Kennedy are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are biographer Michael Schulman, HER AGAIN, BECOMING MERYL STREEP and Barbara Leaming, KICK KENNEDY, THE CHARMED LIFE AND TRAGIC DEATH OF THE FAVORITE KENNEDY DAUGHTER.

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Author Michael Schulman’s brand new portrait of one of the legends of our time, Meryl Streep, is the first thoroughly researched biography of the actress, with the narrative thrust of a novel. Beautifully written, Schulman peels back the curtain behind the greatest actress of her generation, granting us an intimate look into the formative years that shaped her into the icon she is today. Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at the New Yorker.

KickKennedywithbrothersYou will be riveted by the story author Barbara Leaming tells of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, second daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy, the high spirited and dynamic young woman – as ambitious and eager for power as her brother, Jack who would become the 35th President of the United States. Full of determination, and with her best asset her engaging personality, Kick Kennedy’s is a story of love and war, of politics and changing expectations socially and economically, a story that ends in tragedy, as too many Kennedy stories do. Leaming is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including her most recent book JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS.

Biographies, politics, film, history and the lives of two extraordinary women on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 11, 3 pm ET with authors Michael Schulman and Barbara Leaming. For more information, and to listen to past podcasts visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: NEWSWEEK’S ZACH SCHONFELD AUTHORS STEPHANIE DRAY & LAURA KAMOIE

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It’s politics and history on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday April 20, 2016, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table is journalist Zach Schonfeld whose latest piece in Newsweek magazine is 14 CELEBRITIES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP (OR NOT), a fascinating read for more reasons than the obvious. And also on the show are two women who have written one of the most talked about books of the year, AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.

AmericanFirstDaughterBookHistorian LAURA KAMOIE and STEPHANIE DRAY, an award-winning, bestselling and two-time RITA award nominated author of historical women’s fiction have penned a compelling, engaging, sweeping family saga. In AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER they reveal the fascinating, true story of Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph, America’s third president Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, one of the most influential women in American history who was not only the progeny of a founding father but a key player in the shaping of our nation’s legacy.

Zach Schonfeld is a senior writer for Newsweek. Previously, he was an editorial fellow for The Wire and an editor for PopMatters.com. He’s a graduate of Wesleyan University where he was editor of the campus blog Wesleying and a recipient of an Olin Fellowship to study historic preservation. His writing has also appeared on The AV Club, Rolling Stone, The Nation, TIME, The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Noisey, and other publications.

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Politics, history, books, authors, presidents, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, celebrity, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show has it all Wednesday, April 20, 2106 3 pm ET. For more about the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


From our archives be sure to listen to more on Jefferson, Washington and Lafayette below.

UP NEXT: JODI MAGNESS, RENOWNED ARCHAEOLOGIST

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Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman hosts and executive produces a six-part global television event series, THE STORY OF GOD, premiering Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel. Contributing to the series is Jodi Magness, a real life Indiana Jones, renowned archaeologist and senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina – the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism. Magness joins Halli at her table Wednesday, March 23, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

JodiMagnessMorgenFreemaninfrontofwallJodi Magness is the First Vice-President of the Archaeologist Institute of America. She has published 10 books, including THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE HOLY LAND, and dozens of articles. Specializing in the archaeology of ancient Palestine – modern Israel, Jordan, and Judea and Samaria – her research interests include Jerusalem, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Synagogues, Masada and more. She has participated in 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece. In 2011, she began to dig at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in the Galilee of Israel uncovering mosaics, including a scene of Samson carrying the gate of Gaza upon his back (Judges 16:3).

JodiMagnessNationalGeographiclogoA preview of actor Morgan Freeman’s THE STORY OF GOD premiering  April 3 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel with archaeologist Jodi Magness on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, March 23, 3 pm ET. For more about the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

PATRICIA CORNWELL, PETTY BIOGRAPHER WARREN ZANES, TERROR TALK with DAN HAMPTON

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Zanes pettycoverThe biography of rock ‘n roll icon Tom Petty, a great mystery from the “Queen of Crime” Patricia Cornwell, and the story of the Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 25, 3 pm ET.

Author and musician Warren Zanes was a member of the Del Fuegos from 1983 to 1989 and is set to release his fourth solo recording. His writing has appeared in the Oxford American, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the Cleveland Plan Dealer and more. A former vice president of education and programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum he is currently the executive director of Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation. Add to his accomplishments the publication of a brand new book PETTY: THE BIOGRAPHY, a remarkable look at the life of the lead singer and guitar player of the iconic rock band Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

CornwellbookDepravedHeartIt’s been 25 years since bestselling author Patricia Cornwell launched the hugely popular Dr. Kay Scarpetta series – and a national obsession with forensic research. Yep, before there was CSI, NCIS and all the other copy cats, there was Cornwell and Scarpetta! Twenty-five years since her first book, POSTMORTEM was rejected by numerous publishers because no one wanted to read about a “woman who cuts people open,” 29 New York Times Bestsellers later, Patricia Cornwell is back with a new captivating Scarpetta thriller DEPRAVED HEART.

CornwellHamptonBookHunterKillersRetired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions during his twenty years in the USAF, the recipient of. four Distinguished Flying Crosses with valor, a Purple Heart, eight Air Medals with Valor, five Meritorious Service Medals, and numerous other citations. He is a graduate of the elite USAF Fighter Weapons School, USN Top Gun School, and USAF Special Operations School. A frequent guest analyst on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, the bestselling author discusses his latest book THE HUNTER KILLERS, which recounts the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War.

Great reads for Thanksgiving week, and great gift ideas for bibliophiles for the holiday season on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 25, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE QUEEN OF CRIME PATRICIA CORNWELL & AUTHOR AND AVIATOR DAN HAMPTON

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CornwellherselfTwo Award-winning authors join Halli at her table Wednesday, November 4, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show: “The Queen of Crime” Patricia Cornwell and author and highly-decorated Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton.

CornwellbookDepravedHeartIt’s been 25 years since bestselling author Patricia Cornwell launched the hugely popular Dr. Kay Scarpetta series – and a national obsession with forensic research!! Yep, before there was CSI, NCIS and all the other copy cats, there was Cornwell and Scarpetta! Twenty-five years since her first book, POSTMORTEM was rejected by numerous publishers because no one wanted to read about a “woman who cuts people open.” But how wrong were they! The morgue is taboo no more, and now, yep, twenty-five years later, 29 New York Times Bestsellers under her belt,  Patricia Cornwell is back with a new captivating Scarpetta thriller DEPRAVED HEART – with all the shocking twists, high-wire tension, and cutting-edge forensic detail that Cornwell is famous for, proving yet again why she’s the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer!!

CornwellDanHamptonhimselfonplaneRetired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions during his twenty years in the USAF. For his service Col. Hampton received four Distinguished Flying Crosses with valor, a Purple Heart, eight Air Medals with Valor, five Meritorious Service Medals, and numerous other citations. He is a graduate of the elite USAF Fighter Weapons School, USN Top Gun School, and USAF Special Operations School. Hampton was named his squadron’s Instructor Pilot of the Year six times and pioneered air-combat tactics that are now standard. A frequent guest analyst on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC,  the graduate of Texas A&M University has published numerous articles. He is the author of the national bestsellers VIPER PILOT and LORDS OF THE SKY. In his new book THE HUNTER KILLERS, he recounts the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War.

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FILMMAKER RIC BURNS & AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S ISABELLA BOYLSTON

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RickBurnsPBSCoverBalletTwo-time Peabody Award-winning, three time DuPont Award winner and seven-time Emmy winner, filmmaker Ric Burns and the youngest female principal dancer currently on The American Ballet Theatre’s roster, 28 year old Isabella Boylston join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 22, 3 pm ET to talk about the 75th anniversary of The American Ballet Theatre and Burns’ new film The American Ballet Theatre: A History.

Best known for his series, New York: A Documentary Film, which premiered nationally on PBS, Ric Burns has been writing, directing and producing historical documentaries for over 20 years, since his collaboration on the celebrated PBS series The Civil War, which he produced with his brother Ken and co-wrote with Geoffrey C. Ward. Since founding Steeplechase Films in 1989, he has directed some of the most distinguished programs in the award-winning public television series, American Experience, including Coney Island, The Donner Party, The Way West, and Ansel Adam.

RickBurnsIsabellaBoylstondanceIsabella Boylston was born in Sun Valley, Idaho and started taking dance classes at the age of 3. She studied ballet at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and at Harid Conservatory. When she was 14, she won the gold medal at the Youth American Grand Prix competition. At the age of 17, she was spotted by the director of the prestigious ABT studio company and invited to come to New York City and begin a career at American Ballet Theatre. She was promoted to soloist in 2011 and principal dancer in 2014. She is the recipient of the Clive Barnes Award, the Princess Grace Award, and the Annenberg Fellowship. She has appeared as a guest star with companies around the world including the National Ballet of China.

A look at The American Ballet Theatre: A History through the lens of award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns and prima ballerina Isabella Boylston Wednesday, July 22, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

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.

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