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From “Empire City: New York Through the Centuries” Three hundred and forty-one New York City firefighters. Twenty-three New York City police officers. Thirty-seven Port Authority police officers. Three court officers. Two EMS workers. Thousands of innocent civilians. Numbers alone, of … Continue reading
Monday’s bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day propelled America back to a 9/11 mindset. Tuesday through Thursday were pre-occupied with grief, manhunts and memorial services. Poisonous envelopes mailed to the president and two US … Continue reading
CNN Radio’s Big Three: John Avlon, Margaret Hoover and Dean Obeidallah.
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 … Continue reading
Terrorism is always one bad day away from being issue number one and on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, it can be easy to forget that the terrorist’s war on us hasn’t stopped. The good news … Continue reading
It’s been one year since Osama bin Laden was killed. I don’t imagine I’ll ever be as happy again to hear that someone was shot in the face. Revenge, justice, call it what you will, but it felt good, like … Continue reading
Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum, discussed his new book, Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency with Daily Beast writer, John Avlon.
Ten years ago, the streets of lower Manhattan were blocked off by barricades. The fires at Ground Zero were still burning. Streets were closed, guarded by police, as the recovery of body parts and cleaning up of ash from the … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
As news of a new “credible” threat swept across the nation on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Americans were abruptly reminded that terrorism is always one bad day away from being issue No. 1. In the latest case, one report … Continue reading
I have never been so happy to hear that someone is dead. It’s not bloodlust — it’s justice. Ten years ago at this time, Osama bin Laden was in Afghanistan planning the terrorist attacks that killed more than 3,000 of … Continue reading
The ninth anniversary of 9/11 finds our country divided. “The warm courage of national unity”– that was the FDR quote invoked by President George W. Bush at a prayer service in the fall of 2001. It captured the spirit infusing … Continue reading
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”