FMC Fast Chat

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How the Media Covered the Election is the topic of this quick chat with the Peabody-Award winning host of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio. Hosted by Jaci Clement, Twitter: @jaciclement. More about Brian Lehrer. Find out about upcoming Fast Chat LIVE virtual events at The Fair Media Council is a 501c3 nonprofit organization advocating for quality news and working to create a media-savvy society. Become a member, donate or support FMC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Entrepreneur, best-selling author and one of the most sought-after public and motivational speakers in America today, Gary Vaynerchuk shares his unique blend of high-tech business savvy & old-fashioned work ethic. Hosted by Jaci Clement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Amid the pandemic, America's growing need for service and volunteerism is a topic close to the heart of Rita Cosby, Emmy-winning TV host, female legend of the year in radio, best-selling author and chair of the Global Service Institute at Long Island University. FMC Fast Chat is hosted by Jaci Clement, CEO & Executive Director, Fair Media Council Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode, US Presidential Historian and best-selling author Douglas Brinkley talks history and current events to help us make sense of America today -- no easy feat, but Brinkley does it seamlessly, illustrating exactly why he's been dubbed "America's New Past Master" by the Chicago Tribune. Douglas Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He works in many capacities in the world of public history, including on boards, museums, colleges and historical societies.   The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “America’s New Past Master”. The New-York Historical Society has chosen Brinkley as their official U.S. Presidential Historian. His recent book Cronkite won the Sperber Prize while The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.   He has received a Grammy Award for Presidential Suite and seven honorary doctorates in American Studies. His two-volume annotated The Nixon Tapes recently won the Arthur S. Link – Warren F. Kuehl Prize.  He is a member of the Century Association, Council of Foreign Relations and the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and three children. Find out more at FMC Fast Chat is the social commentary podcast from the Fair Media Council, a 501c3 nonprofit organization advocating for quality news and working to create a media-savvy society. The podcast is hosted by FMC CEO and Executive Director Jaci Clement. Find out more at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
While we were distracted by politics, artificial intelligence advanced by leaps and bounds. Deep fake artistry is now so believable that, in the wrong hands, it can be dangerous. In this episode of FMC Fast Chat, go inside the world of computer scientist Hao Li, reputedly the best deep fake artist on the planet. (You may have seen his visual effects work in Furious 7 or The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.) Hao Li is CEO and Co-Founder of Pinscreen, a startup that builds cutting edge AI-driven virtual avatar technologies. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Computer Vision Group at UC Berkeley. Before that, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California, as well as the director of the Vision and Graphics Lab at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. Hao’s work in Computer Graphics and Computer Vision focuses on digitizing humans and capturing their performances for immersive communication, telepresence in virtual worlds, and entertainment. His research involves the development of novel deep learning, data-driven, and geometry processing algorithms. He is known for his seminal work in avatar creation, facial animation, hair digitization, dynamic shape processing, as well as his recent efforts in preventing the spread of malicious deep fakes. He was previously a visiting professor at Weta Digital, a research lead at Industrial Light & Magic / Lucasfilm, and a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia and Princeton Universities. He was named top 35 innovator under 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2013 and was also awarded the Google Faculty Award, the Okawa Foundation Research Grant, as well as the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Early Career Chair. He won the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award in 2018 and was named named to the DARPA ISAT Study Group in 2019. In 2020, he won the ACM SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! “Best in Show” award. Hao obtained his PhD at ETH Zurich and his MSc at the University of Karlsruhe (TH). Find out more at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
As we move from the “new normal” to the “next normal,” what will happen to philanthropy and the concept of giving? There’s no one better to discuss this with than our featured guest.  Timothy J. McClimon is President of the American Express Foundation and Senior Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express, where he directs the company’s global philanthropy, sustainability and employee engagement programs.  Prior to American Express, Tim was Executive Director of Second Stage Theatre in New York City. He also served as the Executive Director of the AT&T Foundation where he directed AT&T’s global philanthropy and citizenship programs.  Prior to AT&T, Tim worked as a lawyer specializing in not-for-profit corporate law. He serves on the boards of Americans for the Arts, Mark Morris Dance Group and Second Stage Theatre. Tim is an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches graduate courses in arts management, and he is the lead faculty member for the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility at Johns Hopkins University. He writes a bi-weekly blog on corporate social responsibility, which can be found at and is a contributor to Forbes where he writes about the intersection of grassroots movements and philanthropy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode,* Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement goes Inside the Beltway with USA Today Washington Editor & Deputy Bureau Chief Caren Bohan, for a look at the challenges the Washington news media has faced through the Trump Administration and into the early days of the Biden presidency. Bohan joined USA Today in June 2018 and leads a team covering the White House and Congress. She is a past president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and prior to joining USA Today worked at both Reuters and National Journal. At Reuters, she spent a decade as a White House correspondent, covering both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama presidencies. In 2008, she was the lead reporter for Reuters covering Obama’s presidential campaign. She has interviewed both Bush and Obama and traveled around the world with both presidents. Recent work: Twitter: @carenbohan This episode of FMC Fast Chat features a conversation that was part of the Fair Media Council's annual event, The News Conference: Real & Powerful, held live and online Jan. 26-29, 2021. This conversation was recorded on Jan. 27. The News Conference features the best in news engaging in open dialogue with the public, to build mutual understanding. Find out more at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this FMC Fast Chat with Fair Media Council CEO and Executive Director Jaci Clement, noted U.S. Presidential Scholar Douglas Brinkley talks about America today and what history can tell us about our future. Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.  The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “America’s New Past Master.” The New-York Historical Society has chosen Brinkley as their official U.S. Presidential Historian. More about Douglas Brinkley: More about Fair Media Council: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Everything you need to know to get your opinion on CNN is what this episode is all about! CNN Opinion Managing Editor Richard Galant shares his insider tips on how to submit your opinion and gives insight into the process. Spoiler alert: If you think you need to be a household name to get your opinion published, think again! Listen closely and you'll be in the know in 30 minutes. Hosted by Jaci Clement, Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director. Fair Media Council: Twitter: @FMCSavvy CNN Opinion: Twitter: @CNNOpinion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
If you or your organization have an online presence, take a listen to find out what you need to know to protect your brand, reputation and identity. Everyone is at risk for death by digital assassination. The key, according to Richard Torrenzano, Chief Executive Officer of The Torrenzano Group and co-author of the best-selling book, Digital Assassination, is to be prepared. But that's only the beginning...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode, we go inside the news with Ben Smith, media columnist, The New York Times. Smith gives his point of view on the good, the bad, and the complex world that is news today, the challenge of credibility, White House press briefings, Trump's quote from Woodward's new book, and so much more, so tune in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Noted author, 9/11 and grief expert Allison Gilbert chats about the new techniques, tips and tools to help those coping with grief, anxiety and guilt, as well as what family and friends need to know. In a society hard-hit by COVID19 and in remembrance of Sept. 11, this is an exceptionally timely, and important, Fast Chat. . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
There's business, and then there's business today. To give you some insight (and a bit of inspiration) into how to rebuild your work and life, we spend 30 good minutes with Jeffrey Hayzlett, the boss of the C-Suite Network, and a guy who just happened to turnaround more than 200 companies. From the do's and don'ts of gaining new customers in the "new normal" to the politics of branding, Hayzlett tells it as he sees it. In between it all, expect to hear musings on a range of subjects, including Chic-fil-A sandwiches, Trump, scotch on Sundays, and how being a better human leads to better business.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Fair Media Council
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Aug 25th, 2020
Latest Episode
Feb 23rd, 2021
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