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Bill Higginbotham

Cuba: A New Year's Present

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

January 1 marks the fifty-sixth anniversary of Battista's overthrow and is a holiday that can now be celebrated by Cubans and Americans alike.

News That Isn't News

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.07.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Unfortunately we have reached a time when ratings are far more important than facts and we will continue to suffer from that until we go back to the pre-Reagan days when stations could lose their licenses for their misdeeds.

Things You May Not Know About the Kennedy Years

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

A law school friend of mine joined the Kennedy Administration immediately and let me in on a few things that you probably never read about. On one of ...

JFK: Memories of My First Convention

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

At the Convention, my boss, the great UP journalist Bill Higginbotham, equipped me with a brand new invention, a cordless mic and assigned me to cover the vote of the delegation that would put JFK over the top.

CNN Has Lost Its Way

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Giving an audience of millions to enraged extremists is too great a gift to qualify as "freedom of speech."