Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham appears in the following:

Jon Meacham on the Final Debate, Michelle Obama and George H.W. Bush

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jon Meacham talks about his tribute to FLOTUS, his new book on George H.W. Bush, and the former president's plan to vote for Hillary Clinton.


Where Presidential Bids Failed, Political Compromise Won

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This week's "Also-Rans" looks at the Great Triumvirate, slavery and the Compromise of 1850 with Jon Meacham. 


The Life and Legacy of George H.W. Bush

Monday, December 21, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham takes us on a deep dive into the political legacy of George H.W. Bush and weighs in on the latest in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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George H.W. Bush and the Contradictions of Public Office

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush in his latest book.

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Putin, the Pope, and Other Players Coming to Town

Monday, September 21, 2015

The papal visit this week, combined with the U.N. General Assembly, will bring a high concentration of powerful leaders to New York City. Consider this Fashion Week for Politics.

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Jon Meacham on the Persistent Jefferson/Hamilton Divide

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House and author of  Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013), talks about the latest goings-on in Washington and whether the founding Jefferson/Hamilton divide still operates.

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Jon Meacham on Sequester Season

Friday, February 22, 2013

The President and Congress are locked in a debate over the effects of the so-called "sequester," with Obama warning of dire consequences and Republicans more and more comfortable with the idea of the automatic spending cuts taking effect. Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House and author of the book Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, discusses the latest in the negotiations, and other key news from DC.

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Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham discusses the complex Thomas Jefferson, who he calls the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. In Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Meacham shows that Jefferson’s understanding of power and human nature enabled him to move men, learn from his mistakes, and prevail.

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Context & A Play: Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson

Friday, October 15, 2010

Adam Feldman, theater critic at Time Out New York and Jon Meacham, co-host of "Need to Know" on PBS and the author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, take a look at the new musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" about President Andrew Jackson.

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The Morning After

Thursday, January 01, 2009

A special rebroadcast of our full 10am hour, unedited, from November 5th, 2008 Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University and the author of The Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family (PublicAffairs, 2008) and Jon Meacham, editor ...

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Favorite Things

Thursday, January 01, 2009

A special rebroadcast of the full 10 a.m. hour the morning after election day with special guests Jon Meacham, Sheryll Cashin, Andrea Bernstein, Jonathan Capehart, and Mark Blumenthal. Plus, saying goodbye to Yankee and Shea Stadiums, the year in scandals, and the Brian Lehrer Show producers' favorite listener calls.

The Day After

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, law professor Sheryll Cashin, WNYC’s political director Andrea Bernstein, Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post,’s Mark Blumenthal and others help put the election results in context. Also, how did the voters change the U.S. Congress and the New York State legislature? And listener calls.

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What Would Winston Do?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Barry Singer, owner of Chartwell Booksellers, and Jon Meacham editor-in-chief of Newsweek, who recently edited the June 23rd cover story "What Would Winston Do?", discuss Winston Churchill's legacy and its relevance today.

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