Covering the White House With Radio Talk Veteran and Former CNN Crossfire Co-Host Bill Press
June 27, 2016
Welcome to Episode 39 of Products of the Mind. On this episode, I speak with radio host, political commentator, and author Bill Press.
“It was a very exciting time to be there. There was just a lot going on. (The Bay Area) was really the center of political activism in the entire country. “
Bill reminisces on his life in politics and tells the story of how he got there. From majoring in philosophy and theology and joining the seminary, we’ll hear how this potential priest ended up in California’s Bay Area during 1967’s “Summer of Love.”
Bill talks about living California at the height of the state’s political and social activism. We’ll hear about his first roles in the political realm: covering McCarthy and (Robert) Kennedy in 1968, LBJ’s resignation, and the anti-Vietnam war protests.
We’ll also get the inside track on the progression of Bill’s career: from working for California Governor Jerry Brown in the 70’s, to hosting CNN’s Crossfire, to covering national politics in Washington and traveling with Obama.
Don’t miss out on this brief but interesting interview!
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