Date(s) - October 13, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Half-Full, Half-Empty Glass
Join DC LERA for the second October event on Return to Work. Harold Meyerson will join us in a conversation on the state of the American labor movement. Mr. Meyerson is a prolific and well regarded journalist, appearing regularly in The American Prospect. The conversation will be moderated by DC LERA President Steve Sleigh.
This conversation will be moderated by DC LERA President Steve Sleigh.
Our speaker is Harold Myserson. Since 2001, Harold Meyerson has been an editor of The American Prospect, the Washington-based liberal magazine, oscillating between the positions of Editor at Large (his current post) and Executive Editor. From 2003 to 2015, he was a weekly Washington Post op-ed columnist, and is currently an op-ed contributor to the Los Angeles Times. An Atlantic Monthly survey has hailed him as one of the nation’s 50 most influential columnists. From 1989 through 2001, he was executive editor and chief political writer at the L.A. Weekly, the nation’s largest metropolitan weekly. His articles on politics, labor, the economy, foreign policy and American culture have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Nation, The New Statesman; the op-ed, commentary and book review sections of The New York Times, and in numerous other publications. He is a member of the editorial board of Dissent, to which he has contributed articles since the 1970s. His print journalism has won numerous awards.
Meyerson is also the co-author of Who Put The Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz?, a critical biography of Broadway lyricist Yip Harburg. In 1987-8, he was a regular commentator for The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, and from the late ‘70s through the mid-‘80s, he was a political consultant for a range of progressive causes and candidates. From 1991 through 1995, Meyerson hosted the weekly show “Real Politics” on radio station KCRW, the Los Angeles area’s leading NPR affiliate. He has been a frequent guest on television and radio talk shows. Educated in Los Angeles public schools and at Columbia University, Meyerson currently resides in Washington, D.C.
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