Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Following Donald Trump’s victory in South Carolina, Sen. Marco Rubio has turned up the heat on his criticism of the Republican front runner, calling him a bully and a con artist among other things, and pointing out many of the controversy’s and hypocrisies from the developers past.  And, as can be expected, Donald Trump is not too happy about these critiques or any for that matter, and he has long history of going after people who say things about him that he doesn’t like.  One of those people is Tim O’Brien, an award-winning journalist and the author of Trump Nation: The Art of Being the Donald, who following the publication of his biography of Trump has been locked in ongoing legal struggle with the builder over the book.  Tim joins me on the show today to talk all about his book and Donald Trump’s reaction to it. 

When it was first founded in 1905, the Chicago Defender gave a voice to the voiceless, and as one of the very first African American Newspaper it was a powerful voice in condemning Jim Crow, sparking the Great Migration, and focusing the electoral power of black America.  In his new book The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America Ethan Michaeli draws on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research to tell the story of this legendary publication and bring to life the amazing work of the papers reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen’s clubs to do their jobs, from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama.  Ethan who was also a former copyeditor and investigative reporter at The Chicago Defender joins me today on the show to talk all about the book and the ways in which The Chicago Defender Changed America.

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