American Forum - Presidential Leadership
May 15, 2008 - December 13, 1901
Evan Thomas, Newsweek's Editor at Large since 2006, is the magazine's lead writer on major news stories and the author of more than 100 cover stories and many longer features including special behind-the-scenes issues on presidential elections. He has been a regular panelist on the syndicated public affairs talk show Inside Washington since 1992, and has appeared on numerous television shows including Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Thomas is the author of six books, including Sea of Thunder (Simon & Schuster, 2006), Robert Kennedy: His Life (Simon & Schuster, 2000), and The Very Best Men: The Early Years of the CIA (Simon & Schuster, 1995). A fellow of the Society of American Historians and a former trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, he began a five-year term at Princeton as Ferris Professor of Journalism in the fall of 2007. Topics include: Election 2008; McCain; Obama.