Trump Revealed offers the most thorough and wide-ranging examination of Donald Trump's public and private lives to date, from his upbringing in Queens and formative years at the New York Military Academy to his turbulent careers in real estate and entertainment to his astonishing rise as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. The book is based on the investigative reporting of more than two dozen Washington Post reporters and researchers.
"Riveting book that will polarize readers"
In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect. After a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began to pay greater attention to deadly interactions between black men and the law.
Something in the Air offers a sweeping, anecdotal account of the great sounds and voices of radio - and how it became a bonding agent for a generation of American youth. When television became the next big thing in broadcast entertainment, everyone figured video would kill radio, period. But radio came roaring back with a whole new concept. Add transistors, 45 rpm records, and a young man named Elvis to the mix and the result was the perfect storm that rocked, rolled, and reinvented radio.
"the glory days of a now dying industry"
"Wedding Bells", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Buzzer Beaters", by Reeves Wiedeman; "The Master", by Marc Fisher; "Long Way Home", by David Sedaris; and "Rough Rides", by David Denby.
Trump summoned two dozen television executives and news anchors to his offices Monday to berate them as dishonest and disobedient. He sought to strong-arm the British government to appoint his Brexit ally, Nigel Farage, as ambassador to the United States. He dropped his threat to prosecute Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, disregarding his “lock her up” campaign chant and incurring the wrath of some reliable supporters.
Donald Trump ran against himself and won. The Manhattan billionaire who for decades boasted of his playboy lifestyle, stiffed contractors and vendors, hired illegal immigrants, eschewed churchgoing, embraced liberal causes, and counted Hillary and Bill Clinton as friends and allies pulled off one of the most brazen pivots in American history, selling himself to American voters as a populist hero who understood their frustrations and guaranteed a blizzard of wins.
Eight years ago, unprecedented throngs of Americans rushed into the streets in the middle of the night. People cried, hugged strangers, kissed cops, shared champagne. The country had just elected its first black president, and it felt as if liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, were on the same team, if only for a rousing moment, and that team had just won the World Series.
The executive offered this guidance: “If you’re ever confused about Trump’s motives, go to showman first.” The building lobby was a showcase for the Trump brand, requiring the close attention of the man behind the name; the finances were backstage stuff, easily ignored.
"President Trump Wants to Put on a Show. Governing Matters Less." is from the February 24, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Marc Fisher and narrated by Sam Scholl.
At long last, Americans get to decide. More than usual, most people don’t like their choices. More than usual, many Americans believe that people who don’t agree with them are not only wrong but are also best avoided. On the eve of the election, America is afraid. People talk about buying guns to protect themselves from troubles to come. They talk about places they steer clear of and people they don’t talk to anymore
Even if he loses, Donald Trump isn't going away. But the man and the political phenomenon he has unleashed over the past 16 months are already posing a difficult chicken-or-egg question: Has Trump transformed America, or simply revealed it?
One is a daily carnival watched over by the counterterrorism squad, bulky toughs in plainclothes and a cast of sign-waving protesters bellowing at one another.
"In Trump, Some Obama Backers See a New Champion of Hope and Change" is from the August 06, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Marc Fisher and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Donald Trump: 'I Am the Least Racist Person'" is from the June 10, 2016, Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Marc Fisher and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Donald Trump Masqueraded as Publicist to Brag about Himself" is from the May 13, 2016, Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Marc Fisher and Will Hobson and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Seeking America’s ‘lost’ Greatness and Finding Trump Most Appealing" is from the November 02, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Marc Fisher and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Pope Francis Implores Congress to Accept Immigrants As Their Own" is from the September 25, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Marc Fisher, Michelle Boorstein and Steve Hendrix and narrated by Sam Scholl.