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The Blue Wave is real

The Blue Wave is real. And there are all sorts of waves. The Democrats impressive takeover of the House of Representatives and so many State Houses has been more the rolling kind. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we dive into the blue wave and into the storied political coverage of The New York Times when joining me at my table is my partner in politics, journalist Matthew Cooper, and former editorial page editor of The New York Times, Andrew Rosenthal, here to discuss his new book, with a foreword by Maureen Dowd, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF POLITICS: 167 YEARS OF COVERING THE STATE OF THE UNION, Andrew Rosenthal. The podcast will be posted on all your favorite sites and apps and at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

As he does each week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for their politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and Halli slice and dice all things politics. And what a week it has been. The Blue Wave is real. Democrats continue to rack up House seats, Florida remains Florida as a recount was ordered in both the Governor and Senate races. Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with a WWE-like loyalist, Matthew Whitaker. Trump had a hissy fit in Paris where it drizzles, the Robert Mueller investigation continues on. Then First Lady Melania Trump also had a fit, Nancy Pelosi is fighting for her Speakership, and we’re just beginning.

The Blue Wave is RealIn our second half hour we’re joined by former New York Times editorial page editor and now author of THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF POLITICS, Andrew Rosenthal. For 167 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of political reporting — from memorable campaigns and elections to controversial legislation, scandals, and issues ranging from immigration, race, and gender to the economy and war. In today’s turbulent times, the newspaper’s political coverage is more relevant than ever; not only for the news itself, but because of the paper’s leadership in defending the freedom of the press, a freedom being sincerely challenged in the age of Trump. In the new BOOK OF POLITICS: 167 YEARS OF COVERING THE STATE OF THE UNION, noted former NEW YORK TIMES editorial board editor ANDREW ROSENTHAL, has compiled an anthology that explores the newspaper’s broad scope of unparalleled political coverage and examines what has changed over the decades and how history has—often dramatically—repeated itself in surprising ways. With a foreword by acclaimed columnist Maureen Dowd, including 60 photographs as well as reproductions of front-page stories, here are the noteworthy political articles from The New York Times archives that are sure to engross readers.

The Blue Wave is Real, Trump underwater, the Florida recount, politics and The New York Times, Robert Mueller, Melania Trump, loyalist Matthew Mueller…join Halli and Matthew Cooper and Andrew Rosenthal on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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More than political junkies are mystified by the election of Donald Trump. Who are the people who voted for Donald Trump and why?  The Halli Casser-Jayne Show tackles that question with journalist Brian Alexander author of GLASS HOUSE and also visits with the dynamic first and only American woman ever to fill the coveted position of Editor-in-Chief of Paris Vogue, fashionista Joan Juliet Buck.

Political junkies fashionistaIn 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In GLASS HOUSE, THE 1% ECONOMY AND THE SHATTERING OF THE ALL-AMERICAN TOWN, journalist Brian Alexander traveled back to the home of his youth, lived there, and put all that he had learned to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion. Alexander takes us behind the scenes into the desperate lives of many of the town’s residents as they wrestle with heroin, politics, high-interest lenders, low wage jobs, technology, and the new demands of American life. When hope turned to desperation they turned to billionaire, Donald Trump for salvation, one of the master capitalists who were the very culprits who tore their world apart. What were they thinking? Do they already have regrets? Political junkies tune in for an eye-opening conversation.

political junkies fashionistaJoan Juliet Buck, the only child of larger-than-life film producer Jules Buck, was born into a world of make-believe. Her childhood was a whirlwind of famous faces: John Huston, Peter O’Toole, Lauren Bacall, Federico Fellini, Angelica Huston, and many more; ever-changing home addresses: London, Paris, Cannes, Los Angeles; and the unspoken lesson that appearances mattered more than reality. When Joan became the first and only American woman ever to fill the coveted position of Editor-in-Chief of Paris Vogue, she quickly became a force in the cult of fashion and beauty. Joan’s world was the land of illusion. But illusions cannot be sustained indefinitely, and they always come at a cost. In her new book THE PRICE OF ILLUSION Joan offers up a dazzling compulsively readable memoir spanning six decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, and more. But what is the price of illusion? Tune in to find out.

Politics, fashion, fame, Vogue, Paris, illusion, memoir, Donald Trump, there’s something for everyone on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 22. The podcast will be posted at 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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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 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.

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