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American Politics | Bob Woodward

Tony D'Amelio and Bob Woodward hit the road

By: Tony D'Amelio
January 25th, 2019

I was with BOB WOODWARD in Toronto and New Haven for public ticketed events in the past week. What amazes me most when we travel together is the awe and reverence people display when they meet him. I saw it over and over in the many events we've done together since the release of his latest book.  Steve Paikin, the popular veteran TVO broadcaster, was not immune to that feeling.  He moderated the Toronto event and wrote this piece recapping what he called “one of the greatest nights of my life.” 

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American Politics

Exclusive Interview: Bob Woodward on "Fear-Trump in the White House"

By: D'Amelio Network
January 15th, 2019

The article was originally published on the Walmart Book Blog.  Interview by Gretchen Tarrant. Walmart: Regarding your process for the book, obviously you’ve written about numerous presidents and there’s been a lot of conversation surrounding this book in particular, especially regarding your reporting technique of using deep background sources. In what ways was writing Fear and researching President Trump different from past books and presidents? Bob Woodward: Well the same and different. In August when President Trump called me to complain that I hadn’t interviewed him—though I had tried to reach him through six different people—I said to him that there was no way I could do this book by going to the White House and just talking to people. I had to go talk to them at their homes and outside of the White House. The idea of show up, go see people . . . I had frankly become quite lazy, and was having people over here to my home, not going and knocking on enough doors at night. So I started doing that and found that it worked. 

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American Politics

BBC's KATTY KAY Immortalized on Saturday Night Live and Jeopardy

By: Tony D'Amelio
December 6th, 2018

BBC News anchor KATTY KAY can cross off two big honors this month. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE PARODIED KATTY IN A SKIT THIS WEEKEND BBC News anchor can cross off two big honors this month. First, Saturday Night Live parodied MSNBC’s Morning Joe program following the announcement that the show’s co-hosts, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, got married in November.  "Katty" was shown trying to get a word in edgewise – and then comes back at the very end. Watch the whole 6:06 if you can – very funny.  Katty later posted on Twitter, "So now that Claire Foy’s played me on SNL⁩ - can I play the Queen?"

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American Politics

Watergate reporter Bob Woodward: back to basics for new book on Trump

By: Tony D'Amelio
September 4th, 2018

On September 11th, the 19th book by legendary investigative journalist Bob Woodward will be released. Fear: Trump in the White House is the inside story of President Trump as only Bob Woodward can tell it.

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American Politics

BOB WOODWARD TEACHES INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: NEW ONLINE MASTERCLASS

By: Tony D'Amelio
February 20th, 2018

We are living in a time when the truth is under siege, trust in the media is questioned, and democracy itself is threatened. Against this backdrop, MasterClass, the portal of online learning that lets people learn from the best experts, has just launched what may be its most important online course ever. In it, legendary Washington Post reporter BOB WOODWARD teaches what it takes to get the best obtainable version of the truth using the principles of rigorous and opinion-free investigative journalism.  

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American Politics | Speaking Industry

Washington Speakers Can Be Polarizing; 4 Ways to Avoid Embarrassment

By: Tony D'Amelio
January 18th, 2017

THE EVENT PLANNER'S DILEMMA How comfortable are you putting political speakers on your conference or event agenda? If the answer is, “Not very,” you probably know you’re not alone. With valuable relationships in the room, being sensitive to the potential danger of offending attendees just makes sense. Many event planners are wary about booking political speakers and talking politics in the current political climate. On the heels of the most contentious election in my lifetime – one that saw families and close friendships torn apart – is it any wonder there’s apprehension about going down the path of talking politics at meetings and events? 

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American Politics | International Affairs & Business | Leadership | Economic Outlook

Free Trade Demise? It's a worry!

By: Tony D'Amelio
August 14th, 2016

--Geoff Colvin Video-- Will Free Trade Survive Politics?

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American Politics | Future | International Affairs & Business | Economic Outlook

Global business update: global dis-integration ahead?

By: Tony D'Amelio
July 28th, 2016

Vikram Mansharamani's global business update: what you see depends on where you sit.

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American Politics

What Women Voters Want: Katty Kay’s BBC Series

By: Tony D'Amelio
July 21st, 2016

What do women voters want in a president? Watch Katty Kay’s 5-part BBC series.

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American Politics

Political Courage in 2016 - Bob Woodward Reflects

By: Tony D'Amelio
July 14th, 2016

Bob Woodward, author, 13 bestsellers on 8 presidents, talks about political courage

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