March 29, 2005
Al Franken on Conan Tonight
Al will be on Late Night with Conan O'Brient tonight, right after The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Repeat: CNBC tomorrow at 7pm EST.
January 18, 2005
Conason to Join TAP as Investigative Editor
Good news all around, from an American Prospect PR:
American Prospect Executive Editor Michael Tomasky announced today that the Prospect has hired Joe Conason to serve in a new position as the magazine’s Investigative Editor. Conason, the well-known investigative journalist, political columnist, and best-selling author, will oversee the Prospect’s new emphasis on investigative reporting. He will assign, edit, and write articles, and he will join the magazine formally on January 24.Conason, of course, is linked regularly on this site. His latest.
Conason has a long history in investigative journalism. In the 1980s, he wrote articles about the secret U.S. real-estate holdings of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos—articles that ultimately helped bring down the dictator’s regime. In the 1990s, he uncovered details about the conservatives who were plotting to destroy the Clinton presidency, revealing the existence of the “Arkansas Project” that poured millions of dollars into investigating the Clintons’ lives. With Gene Lyons, he co-authored the best-selling book, The Hunting of the President, which was released last year as a documentary film. More recently, Conason was one of the first journalists to reveal the origins and finances of the so-called Swift-Boat Veterans for Truth.