In this hour, Stephen Henderson speaks with author James Poniewozik about his book "Audience of One," which is about President Trump moving from reality television star to POTUS. Plus, a story and conversation about life without alcohol.
How did a man known for the TV catch phrase “You’re fired” get hired to the highest office in the land? James Poniewozik, chief television critic for The New York Times, joins host Krys Boyd to argue that Donald Trump represents the melding of politics and pop culture – and television’s ultimate takeover. Poniewozik’s new book is called “Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America.”
Our guest on ST is James Poniewozik, the chief TV critic at The New York Times. He joins us to discuss his widely hailed new book, "Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America." As was noted of this incisive work of cultural criticism and American history in the pages of Bookforum: "The smartest, most original, most unexpectedly definitive account of the rise of Trump and Trumpism we've had so far. It's also the best book yet written about the bride-of-Frankenstein mating of American politics and American pop culture, a wedding practically nobody saw coming until Trump provided the shotgun.... [This is an] uncommonly rich and stimulating book." And further, from Gary Shteyngart in The New York Times Book Review: "Illuminating.... Poniewozik is a funny, acerbic, and observant writer.... [He] uses his ample comedic gifts in the service of describing a slow-boil tragedy. If humor is the rocket of his ICBM, the last three years of our lives are the destructive
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