Newsweek Columnist Jonathan Alter On President Obama's First Year In Office

05/25/10 Robert Lorei
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Our guest this segment is speaking at the Forum Truth event tonight in Sarasota. Jonathan Alter is an award-winning columnist, television analyst and author. Since 1991, Alter has written a widely-acclaimed Newsweek column that examines politics, media and social and global issues. For more than a decade, he has worked as a contributing correspondent to NBC News. His 2006 book, "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope," was a national bestseller. Alter is also an originator and author of Newsweek's "Conventional Wisdom Watch," which uses up, down and sideways arrows to measure and lampoon the news. As an editor, he helps shape the magazine's overall news coverage. His latest book THE PROMISE is an inside look at President Obama's first year in office.

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