The CNN anchor may not be the clueless bumbler the internet believes him to be.Previously: Brodesser-Akner on the Longform Podcast.
Thursday, April 16
Monday, April 13
Joan Didion versus the boys on the bus:
American reporters “like” covering a presidential campaign (it gets them out on the road, it has balloons, it has music, it is viewed as a big story, one that leads to the respect of one’s peers, to the Sunday shows, to lecture fees and often to Washington), which is one reason why there has developed among those who do it so arresting an enthusiasm for overlooking the contradictions inherent in reporting that which occurs only in order to be reported.
Sunday, April 5
David Simon and Richard Price, two of the greatest crime storytellers of our time, talk about their craft.
Joseph Mitchell used composites in his non-fiction, invented characters and added flourishes to his facts. Does it matter?
Wednesday, April 1
I Followed My Stolen iPhone Around the World, Became a Celebrity in China, and Found a Friend for Life
“None of this should have ever happened. It makes absolutely no sense at all. It’s truly crazy.”
Monday, March 16
The lingering psychological effects of being one of the greatest crime reporters of all time.
Monday, March 9
It’s a mess inside the network – and Brian Williams may still come out on top.
Tuesday, February 24
“Okay,” I said. “What do you think is the percentage chance that I’m right?”
“I don’t know,” she said. “Five percent?”
Uncovering the real story behind Capote’s Hand-Carved Coffins.
Monday, February 16
The article that kept the New Yorker alive was written by a debutante. Who happened to be married to Irving Berlin.