Posts Tagged ‘politics’

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.

DR. NINA ANSARY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WOMEN IN IRAN

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nina coverOne of the leading voices of Iranian women’s rights, Dr. Nina Ansary joins Halli at her table Wednesday, June 24, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about her new book JEWELS OF ALLAH, THE REAL STORY OF WOMEN IN IRAN, a powerful tale of the fight for Iranian women’s liberation, which illuminates the stereotypical assumptions of the women behind the veil.

Born in Tehran, Iran, Nina Ansary left her country of birth at the onset of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and has not returned since. At the time of the revolution her father, the former Iranian Ambassador to the the United States was serving in the Shah’s Cabinet as Head of NIOC (National Iranian Oil Company). Growing up in New York City, Dr. Ansary received her B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College, an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University and a PhD in History from Columbia University. After relocating to Los Angeles, she began to pursue her passion for humanitarian causes. She is an avid philanthropist, serving on the Middle East Institute Advisory Board at Columbia University, on Columbia University’s Global Leadership Council, the Board of Trustees of the IAWF (Iranian American Women’s Foundation. She is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post and her work has appeared in various publications including the New York Times.

Author Dr. Nina Ansary tells the untold, true story of women in Iran and introduces her latest book JEWELS OF ALLAH on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 24, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

NY TIMES BESTSELLING THRILLER WRITER NELSON DEMILLE

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NELSON HALLIWednesday, June 10, 3 pm ET, New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about his latest John Corey thriller RADIANT ANGEL.

The former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam is the author of eighteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, PlumIsland, The Gate House, The Lion, and The Panther. His other New York Timesbestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General’s Daughter, the last of which was a major motion picture starring John Travolta. Gripping, fun, acerbic, and timely, Nelson DeMille’s stories are always deceptively astute and DeMille does it once again with, RADIANT ANGEL, in which he takes us into the heart of a new Cold War with a clock-ticking plot that has Manhattan in its crosshairs and the all-too-real threat of a newly-resurgentRussia.

Thriller writer Nelson DeMille talks books, politics, Russia, a new cold war, men, women, sex and his just released new book RADIANT ANGEL on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 10, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS STEVE BERRY & RALPH PETERS

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RalphPeterscolorpicturesbattlewarHistory is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when New York Times bestselling authors thriller writer Steve Berry and Civil War author Ralph Peters join Halli at her table Wednesday, May 13, 3 pm ET.

RalfPetersSteveBarryBookSteve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of ten Cotton Malone novels, as well as four stand-alones. He has 19 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. He is the co-founder of History Matters, dedicated to historical preservation. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers. His latest thriller, THE PATRIOT THREAT, involves some fascinating and little known aspects of American history – things that will definitely surprise you.

RalphPetersBookRalph Peters is the New York Times bestselling author of CAIN AT GETTYSBURG and HELL OR RICHMOND. He is a retired U.S. Army officer, a strategist and veteran of the intelligence world, and a frequent contributor to Fox News. His fiction and nonfiction writing on the American Civil War, under his own name and as Owen Parry, has won numerous literary prizes. He returns with his third installment in his Boyd Award-winning series on the Civil War with VALLEY OF RHE SHADOWS, set during the battle for the Shenandoah Valley.

Mystery, the Civil War, history and lots of surprises when New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry and Ralph Peters visit The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, May 13, 3 pm ET. 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.

A CONVERSATION WITH TAVIS SMILEY

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TavishimselfSunday, November 23, 8 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds brings you A Conversation with Tavis Smiley, celebrated talk show host, author, philanthropist and Dancing With The Stars Contestant.

Tavis Smiley is the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He has authored or coauthored sixteen books, including WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE: MY STORY OF GROWING UP IN AMERICAN and THE RICH AND THE REST OF US: A POVERTY MANIFESTO, both of which were New York Times bestsellers.

Smiley is the founder of the nonprofit Tavis Smiley Foundation, which recently announced a #3 million, four-year campaign called “ENDING POVERTY: AMERICA’S SILENT SPACES. In 2009, Time magazine named Smiley to its list of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.” In April 2014, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

TavisBookDeathofaKingIn his new book DEATH OF KING, THE REAL STORY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S FINAL YEAR, Smiley paints a powerful portrait of a leader and a visionary, casting an exceptional glimpse into King’s life, adding a new, nuanced view of Dr. King’s legacy as an American hero.

A CONVERSATION with Tavis Smiley on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Sunday, November 23, 8 pm ET. Listen online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS MYRA MACPHERSON JONATHAN AIG

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PillVoteWomanVintageWednesday, November 19, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds is taking a fresh, fun, IMPROPER look at the fight for women’s rights with the award-winning author of THE SCARLET SISTERS Myra MacPherson and with journalist Jonathan Eig author of THE BIRTH OF THE PILL.

PillBookTheSarcletSistersIn this, her fifth book THE SCARLET SISTERS: SEX SUFFRAGE AND SCANDAL IN THE GILDED AGE, award-winning and bestselling author Myra MacPherson returns to the compelling issues of women’s rights addressed in her first book THE POWER LOVERS: THE EFFECT OF POLITICS ON POLITICAL FAMILIES. From history and intrigue to sex and money, MacPherson takes the reader on a jaunty, fun, informative ride through the real-life saga of the sisters Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, whose radical views threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. A former journalist at the Washington Post, who has also written for the New York Times, numerous magazines, and websites, MacPherson lays bare the manners and mores of Victorian America, remarkably illuminating the struggle for equality that women continue to fight for today.

PillBookThe BirthofthePillJonathan Eig is a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Chicago magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, and The Washington Post. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, NPR, and in the Prohibition documentary made by Ken Burns for PBS. He is the bestselling author of LUCKIEST MAN, OPENING DAY, and GET CAPONE. In his latest book, THE BIRTH OF THE PILL, HOW FOUR CRUSADERS REINVENTED SEX AND LAUNCHED A REVOLUTION, he takes a, yes, sexy look at one of the most important inventions of the twentieth century and how it changed everyone’s lives forever.

Both of my guests will be joining me at The Miami Book Fair International November 16-23 at Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami.

PillVotesforWomenLabelSex, science, scandal and suffrage equal scintillating conversation on the fight for women’s rights on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 19, 3 pm ET. Listen online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: COMING HOME, VOICES OF WAR

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WarFightingPTSDWednesday, November 12, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds takes a look at war through the eyes of three authors who bring unique perspectives to the discussion. Joining Halli at her table is Brian Turner author of MY LIFE AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY, Janet Burroway author of LOSING TIM, and Helen Thorpe author of SOLDIER GIRLS.

WarBookMyLifeasaForeignCountryAmerican poet, essayist, and professor, Brian Turner, won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award for his debut collection, HERE, BULLET, the first of many awards and honors received for this collection of poems about his seven year experience as a soldier in the Iraq War. The director of the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, his breathtaking memoir MY LIFE AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY retraces that war experience in a humane, heartbreaking and expertly crafted work of literature.

WarBookLoosingTimJanet Burroway is the author of eight novels and numerous plays, poems, and essays, including THE BUZZARDS, which went up for a Pulitzer and RAW SILK, nominated for a National Book Award. In her memoir LOSING TIME, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN AMERICAN CONTRACTOR IN IRAQ Burroway recounts the life and death of her elder son, US Army Captain Tim Eysselick.

WarBookSoldierGirlsHelen Thorpe’s journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, The New Yorker, Slate, and Harper’s Bazaar. She is the author of JUST LIKE US, a winner of the Colorado Book Award. In SOLDIER GIRLS, Thorpe shares the battles of three women soldiers at home and at war — they part of the new breed of soldiers, the Soldier Girls who are now more than 15 percent of America’s armed services.

In celebration of Veteran’s Day, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at the realities of war and the men and women who serve. Tune in live November 12, 3 pm ET online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

All of our guests will be making appearances at The Miami Book Fair International November 16-23 in Downtown Miami at Miami Dade College.

POLITICS WITH NIXON COUNSEL JOHN DEAN & PROFESSOR ROSS K. BAKER

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Politics is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 5, 3 pm ET when Halli welcomes to her table New York Times bestselling author and former Counsel to President Richard M. Nixon, John Dean, and author and one of the premier scholars on the United States Senate, Ross K. Baker.

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John W. Dean served as White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, and his Senate testimony led to Nixon’s resignation. In 2006, Dean testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating George W. Bush’s NSA warrantless wiretap program. He is the New York Times bestselling author of BLIND AMBITION, BROKEN GOVERNMENT, CONSERVATIVES WITHOUT CONSCIENCE and WORSE THAN WATERGATE. In his new book THE NIXON DEFENSE, Dean breaks new ground on what President Nixon knew about the Watergate break-in that was his undoing and when he knew it.

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Ross K. Baker is one of the premier scholars on the United States Senate. In his new book IS BIPARTISANSHIP DEAD? A REPORT FROM THE SENATE the Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University gives a sharp assessment of today’s legislative process, gleamed from his on-the-record interviews with a dozen Democrats and Republicans.

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The past, the present, the future of politics in America with two eminent men from the world of politics: John Dean and Ross K. Baker on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, November 5, 3 pm ET. Tune in online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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