Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The Denver Forum Proudly Presents:
Author of & Speaking on: “Blue Grit: Making Impossible, Improbable, and Inspirational Change in America”
1600 17th Street
Members: $30, Non-Members, $45
Phone Reservations: 303-832-9030
Biographical Brief -- Laura Flanders
Laura Flanders is the host of "GRITtv" the new, daily, news-discussion and take action program seen on Free Speech TV (Dish Network ch. 9415) and online at the popular blog site Firedoglake.com as well as at GRITtv.org. She also serves as the host of RadioNation, the nationally-syndicated weekly radio program of the Nation Magazine. In election year, 2008, she hosted a five-part series of live, town-hall events in five different states in the run up to the General Election. Live from Main Street with Laura Flanders is produced by the Media Consortium with GRITtv.
Flanders is also the author of "Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians" (Penguin Books, 2007), an investigation into what people at the grassroots know that Democratic party leaders could learn, and "BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species" (Verso, 2004), an expose of women in George W. Bush`s Cabinet. Publisher`s Weekly called Flanders` New York Times best-seller, "fierce, funny and intelligent."
She wrote on Hillary Clinton in "The Contenders" (Seven Stories Press, 2007) and edited "The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Age of Bush," in 2004 for the Feminist Press.
Before joining Air America when it launched in March 2004, Laura hosted the award-winning " Your Call," Monday-Friday, on public radio, KALW, 91.7 fm in San Francisco.
Flanders` TV appearances include "Lou Dobbs Tonight" and " Larry King Live " on CNN as well as "The O`Reilly Factor," and "Hannity and Colmes," (FOX News) "Washington Journal," "Donahue," "Good Morning America" and the CBC news discussion program, "CounterSpin."
Her writing appears in The Nation, Alternet, Ms. Magazine, and elsewhere and her op-ed pieces have appeared in papers including The San Francisco Chronicle.
Flanders was founding director of the Women`s Desk at the media watch group, FAIR and for more than ten years she produced and hosted CounterSpin, FAIR`s nationally-syndicated radio program.
She is also the author of "Real Majority, Media Minority; the Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting" (Common Courage Press, 1997) about which Susan Faludi wrote, "If only there were a hundred of her." Katha Pollitt called it "Funny, angry, fact filled and brilliant."
*For more information and to contribute video to GRIT TV go to http://.grittv.org.