Hendrik Hertzberg
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Hendrik Hertzberg

Hendrik Hertzberg is an American liberal journalist, best known as the principal political commentator for 'The New Yorker' magazine. He has also been a speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter and editor of 'The New Republic', and is the author of '¡Obámanos! The Rise of a New Political Era' and 'Politics: Observations & Arguments'. In 2003, 'Harvard Magazine' termed him "the most stylish liberal political essayist in America," while in 2009, 'Forbes' named Hertzberg one of the "25 Most Influential Liberals in the U.S. Media," placing him at number seventeen. Wikipedia*

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Hendrik Hertzberg has 38 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Forum as an Editor for the New Republic. The year with the most videos was 1995 with four videos as an Executive Editor for the New Yorker Magazine. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 686 views per program as a Senior Editor for the New Yorker Magazine. Most appearances with Brian Lamb (12), Tony Snow (3), William "Bill" Kristol (3). Most common tags: Washington Politics, Carter, Jimmy, Executive Branch.

Appearances by Title:Editorial Director, Nation Institute Videos: 1 c. January 19, 1998 - Present Senior Editor, [New Yorker] Magazine Videos: 7 c. August 8, 1994 - Present Executive Editor, [New Yorker] Magazine Videos: 11

Previously

Chief Speech Writer, White House c. January 1, 1979 - c. January 1, 1981 Videos: 4 Editor, [New Yorker] Magazine c. January 1, 1992 - c. August 8, 1994 Videos: 6 Correspondent, [New Yorker] Magazine c. November 5, 1984 - c. March 4, 1991 Videos: 6 Editor, [New Republic] c. November 17, 1983 - c. November 5, 1984 Videos: 3 Editor, [New Republic] c. January 1, 1988 - c. January 1, 1991 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Trump Presidency

    Trump Presidency

    Panelists talked about Donald Trump’s presidency and how it compares to previous administrations, including Richard Nixon’s.…

  • <em>Give Us the Ballot</em>

    Give Us the Ballot

    Author Ari Berman talked about his book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, about the…

  • <em>Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?</em>

    Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?

    Thomas Geoghegan argues that Americans would be better off if they adopted the model of European socialism currently in…

  • <em>¡Obamanos!</em>

    ¡Obamanos!

    Hendrik Hertzberg talked about his book ¡Obamanos!: The Rise of a New Political Era (Penguin Press; October 29, 2009). The book, a…

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