Richard Wolffe, award-winning journalist, NBC and MSNBC political analyst, and author of the New York Times best-selling political epic, Renegade: The Making of a President, tells the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House, based on exclusive interviews with President Obama and his White House staff.
As Newsweek's former senior White House correspondent, Wolffe covered the entire length of Obama's presidential campaign and has had unprecedented access to Obama -- allowing us to see and hear President Obama with an immediacy and honesty never before witnessed. Listen to Wolffe as he answers the simple yet enduring question: Who is Barack Obama?
Phil Bronstein was named executive chair of the board of The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) in April 2012, when the organization merged with The Bay Citizen. Bronstein joined the CIR board in 2006 and became board chair in 2011. He is now in charge of overall operations. Previously, Bronstein was editor-at-large and director of content development for Hearst Newspapers. Before that, he was executive vice president and editor-at-large of the San Francisco Chronicle, after serving as the newspaper’s editor from 2000 to 2008. Bronstein was editor of the San Francisco Examiner, which merged with the Chronicle in 2000, from 1991 to 2000. He started at the Examiner as a reporter in 1980, where he specialized in investigative projects and was a foreign correspondent for eight years. He was a 1986 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work in the Philippines. Before joining the Examiner, he was a reporter with public television station KQED in San Francisco. He is the former chairman of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ International Committee and is currently on the advisory board of Litquake, the annual San Francisco literary festival.
Richard Wolffe is a Daily Beast columnist and an award-winning journalist. He covered the entire length of Barack Obama's presidential campaign for Newsweek magazine. His book about the election, Renegade: The Making of a President, was a New York Times bestseller in 2009. His new book, Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House, was published in November.
Richard Wolffe, author of Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the White House, outlines the partisan war over taxes through the lens of the "world as it is" and the "world as it should be." Wolffe says the tax debate will be a focal point of the 2012 presidential campaign, which he predicts will pit Barack Obama against Sarah Palin.
Richard Wolffe, political commentator and Obama biographer, analyzes the competition and tensions between Michelle Obama and some of President Obama's top White House advisers. The first lady, says Wolffe, has expressed concerns over the Obama administration's faltering communication strategy of creating hope and change.
Veteran reporter Richard Wolffe gives his candid take on the MSNBC/Fox, left/right split among cable news channels, and what the runaway success of Fox News may mean for the state of American journalism.