Commonwealth National Podcast

Jonathan Alter (5/16/2006)


Jonathan Alter is Senior Editor of Newsweek Magazine, Contributing Correspondent for NBC News and Author of "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope."

Mr. Alter explains why he believes the beleaguered Bush Administration should lookd to FDR's presidential legacy for help and guidance. A correspondent for the last six presidential elections, Alter takes us through FDR's ambitious mission to resurrect a nation on the brink of collapse, and reveals how his first months in office helped shape the society we live in today.

This program was recorded live on May 16, 2006 at The Commonwealth Club.