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Douglas Brinkley

Lady Bird Johnson, Rachel Carson and Women Conservationists Honored at the National Audubon Society Luncheon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Our environment is as much on the minds of those who remember the pioneering efforts of Lady Bird Johnson in making the natural resources of America a...

Obama: Ayn Rand Is For Teens 'Feeling Misunderstood'

Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

It's probably safe to say that Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead aren't on President Barack Obama's nightstand. In an interview in the current is...

Dan Rather In His Own Voice

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

We seem to iconize certain newsies which is maybe why we have two new biographies in audio and print about veteran television newsfolk: Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.

The Way It Was: Douglas Brinkley on Walter Cronkite

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Dan Lybarger

When Walter Cronkite declared, "That's the way it is," almost every weeknight from 1962 to 1981 on the CBS Evening News, it was easy to believe him. After all, the man was from Missouri. And it was here that the man who had covered stories all over the world learned much of his journalistic trade.

New Biography Uncovers The Life Of TV Legend

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 08.05.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Cronkite's power was considerable and he used it for good. He flourished in the bargain and lived a heck of a life. ...

Just In Case It Matters: Dr. Thompson Goes to the Derby

Dan Lybarger | Posted 06.02.2012 | Media
Dan Lybarger

In a development that ended up defying the odds, the 7,000-word essay "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved" and its author, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, wound up inventing an entirely new type of journalism.

When Despots and Bullies Run The Government (VIDEO)

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

A heated exchange between two Congressmen and a historian they didn't want to hear from shows what happens to democracy when knowledge is no longer the arbiter of what is true, but is simply another "way of knowing."

Mr. President: Win One, But Not for the Gipper

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Obama seems to have overlooked Reagan's greatest gift and most effective tactic: the ability to declare that virtually any triumph that happened while he was president as his own.

Wilderness Warrior: Douglas Brinkley's New Historical Epic of Theodore Roosevelt Has Key Lessons for Our Time

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Abrams

When Roosevelt preserved a natural wonder or habitat, he was accused of being a socialist. The same battles are still being waged against the same forces and with the same terminology.