John Avlon moderated a conversation about the opportunities and obligations of growing up as a descendant of an American president. Participants included: Margaret Hoover, great-granddaughter of Herbert Hoover; Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of Harry Truman; Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of Lyndon Johnson; and Susan Ford Bales, daughter of Gerald Ford. They responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.
John Avlon talks about the research, selection and history of the contributors to Deadline Artists. Watch for a behind the scenes discussion on the making of Deadline Artists. Call-in-viewers also ask their questions and add their comments to the discussion.
John Avlon talked about the role of independent voters in the 2012 elections. Topics included voter attitudes on issues, the two political parties and Washington politics in general, and the viability of an independent political movement. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
John Avlon talks to Irshad Manji about the impact of Islam in the United States over the next ten years. They examined how a new generation, both Muslim and non-Muslim, can re-shape post-September 11, 2001, America. Ms. Manji promoted reconciling faith and freedom by developing the “moral courage” to speak up despite fears of backlash. She also responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Islam in America: The Next 10 Years” was a program of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
John Roberts interviews John Avlon for Book TV at Strand Books in New York City. He has a new book called “Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America”