Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race - in a press conference attended by paid actors, in which he slandered Mexican immigrants - he has dominated headlines, becoming the unrestrained id at the center of one of the most bizarre and alarming elections in American history. It was not always so. In 1996, longtime New Yorker writer Mark Singer was conscripted by his editor to profile Donald Trump. At that time Trump was a mere Manhattan-centric megalomaniac, a failing casino operator mired in his second divorce.
"Hilarious & Terrifying Simultaneously"
John Updike has contributed fiction, poetry, essays, and criticism to The New Yorker for the past half century.
This interview was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.
A discussion of the aftermath of September 11: the Bush Administration's "war on terrorism", the invasion of Iraq, the prison abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib, and what comes next. Mr. Hersh will also talk about his career and the status of investigative journalism in America.
"Find the facts that support your opnions"
Recorded live at the 2007 New Yorker Festival in New York City.
Seymour M. Hersh has written for The New Yorker since 1971. He is the author of nine books, including The Dark Side of Camelot, The Price of Power, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, and Cover-Up, about the Army's secret investigation of My Lai 4.