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John Dean, Guest –That Said with Michael Zeldin

  John Dean, best known for his treatise on Richard M. Nixon joins Michael Zeldin to discuss his recent psychological investigation into the psyche and personality of former President Donald J. Trump. Dean has partnered with Bob Altemeyer, a professor of psychology whose expertise is the study of authoritarianism, to see why Trump’s base is so…

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Embargoes, Exclusives & Facebook’s Oversight Board

  Peter Himler, Founding Principal, Flatiron Communications LLC Journalists bristle at the notion of being manipulated by PR people as if they’re some cog in a company’s marketing communications program. Some of their biggest gripes include the PR person’s request to see a reporter’s questions in advance or review his/her story copy prior to publication. More…

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My 2020 Cable TV “Breaking News” (Not Really) Recap

(Will Program Realignments Improve The Products?) Arthur Solomon It’s been several weeks since program changes have been made by the major cable TV networks. My questions are, “Will it make the products any better?” My answer, based on past changes at the networks is, “Probably Not.” But there’s always the slightest probability that I might…

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Heard the Latest Kerfuffle About Senator Cruz? Did He Really Leave His Family Poodle in The Texas Deep Freeze? Fact Checkers Bark ‘False’

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group If you don’t know what a kerfuffle is, or what some call a karfuffle, you’ll have to ask Boris Johnson or Merriam-Webster.    Frankly, I never heard the word until Boris, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, used it in describing Donald Trump’s recent impeachment. In an interview…

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Richard Levick Discusses the Price of Courage

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou What is the arc of history if courage had been absent? No “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” No Declaration of Independence – also known as treason and a “death…

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Michael Steele, Guest –That Said with Michael Zeldin

  Michael Steele, former Lt. Governor of Maryland, RNC Chairman, political analyst for MSNBC and the host of the Michael Steele Podcast joins host Michael Zeldin to discuss issues of race, impeachment, and the future of the Republican Party. Guest Michael Steele When he was elected Lt. Governor of Maryland in 2003, Michael Steele made history as the first…

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Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley, Guest – That Said with Michael Zeldin

    Douglas Brinkley, Rice University Professor of Humanities and History and CNN Presidential historian, joins host Michael Zeldin to discuss how history will assess the Trump presidency and Trumpism, the rise in domestic terrorism and censorship in social media during Trump’s tenure, and the relationship between Congress and the Biden administration. Guest Douglas Brinkley Douglas Brinkley…

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GM – Going Electric, Going for Broke?

  Dr. David Hagenbuch, Ethicist and Professor of Marketing, Messiah University, Author of Honorable Influence, Founder of MindfulMarketing.org  There’s news and there’s NEWS.  The unexpected announcement that one of the world’s best-known companies, in an indispensable industry, had decided to convert all its product lines to clean energy was shocking NEWS that’s gained public praise.  However, is this storied firm making…

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GameStop…The Buck Starts Here

  Since June 16, 2015, when Donald Trump took the golden escalator ride at Trump Tower to announce his candidacy, the news media dramatically reduced covering business stories. Who could blame them? Donald Trump was a daily headline machine. Obviously, it wasn’t that there were no business stories in the news media, it’s just that…

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Pillow Politics, Round #1

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Unhappy with the MyPillow guy Mike Lindell’s supporting former President Trump, David Hogg is ready to start a pillow fight in the first round of Pillow Politics. And Tuesday comes the ultimate pillow fight, an attempt by pillow-armed Democrats to smother any chance for Trump to ever become…

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Welcome to “That Said with Michael Zeldin”

A Message from Michael… That Said is a weekly series that takes a fresh look at the ideas, events, and people who shape our times. Join me in lively conversation with bestselling authors, thought leaders, and opinion-makers as we delve into current and evolving topics. About Our Host Michael Zeldin is a well-known and highly-regarded TV and…

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GOP Impeachment Debate Speeches: Ignoring The History, The Facts And The Crime

Author’s Note: This is the 17th in a series of occasional political columns that I’ll be writing for CommPRO.biz  until Inauguration Day, January 20. Previously, I wrote 17 political columns leading up to Election Day. FYI: My first public relations job was with a political firm, where I worked on local, statewide and presidential campaigns. In this column…

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Richard Levick – How to Stop the Madness

“From Andrew Jackson to Richard Nixon, we have seen presidents abuse their power, but we had never witnessed an American president incite a violent mob on the citadel of our democracy in a desperate attempt to cling to power.” – Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island   IN MEMORIAM: This week’s essay is dedicated to Capitol…

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Dan Balz, Guest – That Said With Michael Zeldin

  Join Michael Zeldin in his conversation with The Washington Post Chief Correspondent Dan Balz as they break down the recent presidential election and discuss how Joe Biden won and the specific challenges that await the Biden administration and the country more broadly.  What message does this send about the United States on the global stage?  What…

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The Urge to Act, Unintended Consequences & Impeachment  

Simon Erskine Locke, CEO, CommunicationsMatch™ The push for the impeachment of President Trump playing out this week in Washington has parallels with a classic communications dilemma.  How do you respond when your business or client is perceived to have been attacked?   While it goes without saying that negative media coverage or rants on social media…

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