Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher
Season 1 – Episode 14
Best-selling authors and award-winning journalists Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher join host Coy Barefoot for an extended conversation about their much-celebrated new biography of Donald Trump: “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power.” This conversation was originally broadcast on September 26, 2016.
“Who is Donald J. Trump? Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of his life are not well known. To discover Trump in full, The Washington Post assembled a team of award-winning reporters and researchers to delve into every aspect of Trump’s improbable life, from his privileged upbringing in Queens to his astonishing 2016 rise to seize the Republican candidacy for president. Coauthored by Washington Post investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher, this comprehensive book documents Trump’s fascinating family roots, his aggressive efforts to make a name for himself in New York social circles, and his penchant for big bets—on real estate, branded businesses, and, ultimately, on himself. The authors, seasoned journalists who interviewed Trump for this book, scrutinize everything from his youthful alliance with the power broker Roy Cohn to his alleged dealings with organized crime and his controversial projects in New York City, Atlantic City, Florida, Scotland, and Azerbaijan. The authors examine Trump’s wealth, the evolution of his political beliefs, and his peculiar identity as a billionaire businessman, celebrity, global brand, television star, and now candidate for the most powerful office in the world. Few individuals have ever roamed so widely through such diverse realms as real estate, sports, entertainment, and national politics. How has Trump’s life informed his bold statements on the economy, immigration, race, global trade, terrorism, and women? Drawn from in-depth reporting by The Washington Post, Trump Revealed is essential reading as the 2016 American presidential election looms.”
Hosted by best-selling author and award-winning journalist Coy Barefoot, Citizens Band Radio is a production of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. The program is produced in cooperation with WTJU and WPVC in Charlottesville. The program offers thoughtful conversations exploring issues of media and journalism, democracy and citizenship. The Executive Producers are Siva Vaidhyanathan and Coy Barefoot.