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Brooks Jackson Biography

This week, Bill Moyers interviews Brooks Jackson, Director of the Annenberg Political Fact Check — a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania — a nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

Brooks Jackson is a journalist who covered Washington and national politics for 32 years, reporting in turn for THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, the WALL STREET JOURNAL and CNN. At CNN he pioneered the "adwatch" and "factcheck" form of stories debunking false and misleading political statements starting with the Presidential election of 1992. His investigative reporting for the AP and the JOURNAL won several national awards.

He is the author of two books: HONEST GRAFT: BIG MONEY AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL PROCESS (Knopf, 1988) and BROKEN PROMISE: WHY THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION FAILED (Twentieth Century Fund: 1990).


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