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Jon Meacham


Jon Meacham is the co-anchor of Need to Know, the former editor of Newsweek, a Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling author and a commentator on history, politics and religion in America. His book, “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House,” debuted at #2 on The New York Times bestseller list and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author two other New York Times bestsellers — “American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation” and “Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship.” FULL PROFILE»


Video: American Voices: Jon Meacham on saving our schools, and everything else we value

Jon Meacham discusses how education is key to the United States regaining its footing economically, as well as remaining a military power.


American Voices: Jon Meacham on our obligation to the elderly

Jon Meacham discusses our obligations to the elderly, and how his personal experiences with older people have shaped his life.


American Voices: Jon Meacham on religious reconciliation

On “American Voices,” essayist Jon Meacham comments on the path to reconciliation among Muslims, Jews and Christians


Video: In Perspective: The case for free trade and investing in ourselves

Jon Meacham proposes the case for free trade, and the need for innovation and investment in education.


Video: In Perspective: Jon Meacham on America’s regulatory history

Jon Meacham examines the effect that programs initiated by Nixon, FDR and LBJ continue to have on Americans, despite unawareness of the role government plays in our everyday lives.


Video: In Perspective: Jon Meacham on the delicate balance between public and private

As the Republican presidential debates continue, Jon Meacham weighs in on the complicated balance between government and the private sector.


Video: In Perspective: Where does 9/11 stand as a turning point in U.S. history?

A decade after one of the most tragic days in America’s history, Jon Meacham reflects on the legacy of September 11, 2001, and wonders how it will be remembered in the years to come.


Video: In Perspective: Jon Meacham on ‘The Last Mountain’ and ‘moments’ of environmental concern

Jon Meacham discusses a new documentary, “The Last Mountain,” about the destructiveness of the West Virginia coal mining industry, and argues for a consensus on a national energy plan.


Video: Another Memorial Day at war

Jon Meacham reflects on why war feels distant to so many Americans — and why the burden of military sacrifice weighs heavily on so few.