Michael Luo is the editor of The New Yorker online. He joined The New Yorker as its investigations editor. From 2003-2016, he was an investigative reporter at the New York Times, an editor on the newspaper’s race team, and a reporter who wrote about economics and the recession. He covered the 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns, as well as the 2010 midterm elections; and did stints in the Times’ Washington and Baghdad bureaus. Before he joined the Times, he was a national writer at the Associated Press. He has also worked at Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in government in 1998.
The current impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump are only the fourth in American history, and William Cohen has been near the center of power for three of them. First, he was a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee in 1974, when his vote in favor of articles of impeachment helped end the Presidency of Richard Nixon. Twenty years later, as Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Defense, he had to navigate American military policy around the Lewinsky scandal. Cohen is now a Washington power-broker, and he tells The New Yorker’s Michael Luo the story of both sagas and their relation to today’s news. During Watergate, Cohen received death threats for what was perceived as his betrayal of Nixon, and he says that his chances for a Republican leadership position were “finished.” But Cohen implores his G.O.P. successors in Congress to put Constitution above party; otherwise, “this is not going to be a democracy that will be recognizable a few years from now.”
Michael Luo, editor of the NewYorker.com, joins the podcast to share his story and thoughts, including his career as a journalist at the New York Times, the otherization of Asian-Americans, why Jeremy Lin means different...
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Location
New York, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
2
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 hour, 7 minutes
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