Author of Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate.
WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2012
WHERE: The Tower Club
In his new book Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, Juan Williams uses his very public firing [from NPR] as a launching pad to discuss the countless ways in which honest debate in America…is stifled.”
Williams is one of America’s leading political writers and thinkers, most recently a senior correspondent for NPR, currently a political analyst for Fox Television and a regular panelist for Fox News Sunday. In addition to prize-winning columns and editorial writing for The Washington Post, he has also authored seven books.
His understanding of American history and his inside access to Washington politics gives him a unique and informed voice as an analyst of current events. His daring perspectives on American politics, race, and culture are based on his historical understanding, political expertise, and knowledge of diversity. He won several journalism awards for his writing and investigative reporting. He also won an Emmy Award for TV documentary writing.
Williams is recognized as one of America's leading political commentators and writers. He is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Thurgood Marshall - American Revolutionary, which was rereleased in 2008 with an updated Epilogue. He is the author of essays in Black Farmers In America, with photographs by John Ficara as well as the NY Times Best Seller Enough- The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America - What We Can Do About It. He is the author of the nonfiction bestseller Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, companion volume to the critically-acclaimed television series, as well as I'll Find A Way Or Make One - Tribute To Historically Black Colleges and Universities, My Soul Looks Back In Wonder - Voices of The Civil Rights Experience. Another of his books, This Far by Faith - Stories from the African American Religious Experience, was the basis for a six-part Public Broadcasting TV documentary.