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A Column, A Debate, An Interview with Ken Follett and A Vox Blogoli on “Waiting for Superman”

Thursday, September 23, 2010  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

My column this week looks at the president’s collapsing communications strategy. This may come up in the debate I am having with Mike Gallagher in downtown Philadelphia tonight –info here— though Mike and I are going to spend the bulk of our time on where the GOP and the Tea Party are and should be headed.

Ed Morrissey of guest hosts for me today, and tomorrow I return with a long interview with novelist Ken Follett that focuses on his engrossing new novel, the first of a trilogy on the 20th century, Fall of Giants, which is riveting in its account of American, English, German and Russian families caught up in the collapse of the old order that began in the years prior to and during World War I. The conversation also looks backwards to Follett’s The Eye of the Needle, The Key To Rebecca, On the Wings of Eagles, Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Don’t miss this interview if you enjoy Follett’s work or reading generally (the transcript will be posted here after the program airs), and be sure to read Fall of Giants.

Finally, for the first time in a couple of years I am running a Voix Blogoli. If a blogger sees the new documentary Waiting for Superman and posts on it, I will link that post here, and then select some of the bloggers for on-air interviews next week. As I write in the post below, I am interested in what the bloggers have to suggest about what ought to be done about the problems so movingly portrayed in the film. If you do post, send the link to me via with “Waiting for Superman” in the subject line. I will post the links here as they arrive.

Stories/posts on Waiting for Superman:

Nicholas Lemann in The New Yorker.

Jabcat provides dueling reviews.


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