Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Editor’s Note:  In recognition of his lessons on leadership, combating racism, compassion and being a conduit for social change, That Said With Michael Zeldin is pleased to share these encore special episodes:


A Conversation with Professor Eddie Glaude Jr.A Conversation with Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Author, ‘Begin Again, James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own’

Join Michael Zeldin in his conversation with Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of Begin Again, James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. The writings of James Baldwin and Dr. Glaude’s elicitation of the important lessons they have to teach us about the aftertimes in which we find ourselves and the steps we need to take if we are to find a progressive path forward for our country couldn’t be timelier.  It is a discussion of monumental importance in 21st century America. 


A Conversation with David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of American History at Yale University

Frederick Douglas was the “prose poet of America’s (and perhaps a universal) body politic. He searched for the human soul, envisioned through slavery and freedom in all their meanings. There had been no other voice quite like Douglass’s.”

Join me and Professor David Blight as we discuss his Pulitzer Prize winning biography, Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom. The lessons Douglass taught about freedom, dignity, and justice nearly 150 years ago are as important and relevant today as they were then.


A Conversation with Don Lemon, CNN Anchor, on His New Book, ‘This Is The Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism’

Join Michael Zeldin for this important conversation on race in America with Don Lemon as they discuss his book, This Is The Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism. This frank conversation addresses the root causes of systemic racism and the steps that must be taken to eradicate it: Commitment, forbearance, and hard work.


A Conversation with April Ryan, Author, ‘At Mama’s Knee, Mothers and Race in Black and White’

Join Michael Zeldin in a conversation with April Ryan, White House Correspondent & Washington Bureau Chief for TheGrio, Political Analyst for CNN and Author, At Mama’s Knee, Mothers and Race in Black and White They take a deep dive into April’s latest book and what’s going on in America today with the debates over voter suppression and critical race theory.


About the Host

Michael Zeldin is a well-known and highly-regarded TV and radio analyst/commentator.

He has covered many high-profile matters, including the Clinton impeachment proceedings, the Gore v. Bush court challenges, Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election, and the Trump impeachment proceedings.

In 2019, Michael was a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he taught a study group on Independent Investigations of Presidents.

Previously, Michael was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as Deputy Independent/ Independent Counsel, investigating allegations of tampering with presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s passport files, and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Foreign Affairs Committee, October Surprise Task Force, investigating the handling of the American hostage situation in Iran.

Michael is a prolific writer and has published Op-ed pieces for CNN.com, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hill, The Washington Times, and The Washington Post.

Follow Michael on Twitter: @michaelzeldin

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