Newsweek editor and best-selling author Jon Meacham to be featured
in 'Evening to Remember' interview
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[FEB. 9, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- Jon Meacham, named "one of the
most influential editors in the news magazine business" by The New
York Times, will be featured in a one-on-one "Evening to Remember"
interview Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Museum. Meacham will be interviewed by Professor
Emeritus Marty "Mike" Myron, a published author who has reviewed
more than 450 books in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and 75 other
As editor of Newsweek, Meacham is responsible for all day-to-day
editorial operations of Newsweek and Newsweek.com. He has written
cover stories on the controversy over Mel Gibson's "The Passion,"
guns in America, the sexual abuse scandals of the Roman Catholic
Church and modern depictions of World War II in Hollywood movies.
His cover story on Ronald Reagan, "American Dreamer," was a sweeping
and intimate tribute to one of the most popular, yet controversial
Meacham is also a best-selling author, hitting the New York
Times' vaunted best-seller list with both "Franklin and Winston: An
Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship," which first brought him
national acclaim as an author, and his latest book, "American
Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation." USA
Today wrote, "In these polarized times, Meacham's book provides an
enlightening look at how the founding fathers discovered ways to
tame but not extinguish the fires of faith."
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Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tenn., Meacham was imbued at a
young age with a deep appreciation for history and current affairs.
After graduating summa cum laude from the University of the South,
he worked as a reporter for the Chattanooga Times. He soon became an
editor of the Washington Monthly and two years later a national
affairs writer for Newsweek. In 1998, at the age of 29, he became
managing editor, supervising the magazine's coverage of politics,
international affairs and breaking news.
An eloquent speaker and a skilled raconteur, Meacham understands
important issues and events and how they impact our lives. He is a
favorite guest on "Imus in the Morning" and has appeared on such
programs as the "Charlie Rose Show," "Today Show," "O'Reilly Factor"
and "Colbert Report."
"Evenings to Remember" is a program of the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library Foundation. The event is free and open to the
public, but reservations are required. Call 217-558-8938 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum news release received from the
Illinois Office of Communication and Information)