On the November 4th episode of Countdown, author and comedian Lewis Black appeared to discuss Sarah Palin’s new commercial and discuss what he thinks America would be like with her as President. In his new book he takes his signature jaundiced look at Christmas and the commercial spasm that it has become.
On the November 4th episode of Countdown, author and journalist Matt Taibbi appeared to talk about the relationship between the Tea Party and the broader Republican Party. His new book is an examination of the financial meltdown of 2008 with a stronger point of view than most we link. He refers to the culprits as “grifters” and calls them out for their malfeasance even as he chronicles it.
On the November 3rd episode of Countdown, outgoing New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson appeared to discuss the Latino voting patterns in the western US. His most recent book is a memoir of his experience as a soldier in the Korean War, including his time as a P.O.W.
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On the October 5th episode of Countdown, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich appeared to talk about the house fire that was allowed to burn after a local fee was unpaid, and what that bodes for current thinking about government. His new book explores income inequality and how he feels that has led to structural flaws in our economy that threaten future stability.
On the September 9th episode of Countdown, physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow appeared to talk about the new book he co-authored with Stephen Hawking, in which they discuss the origins of the universe.
On the August 23rd episode of Countdown, Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell appeared to talk about the protests in Lower Manhattan over the weekend by supporters and opponents of the Lower Manhattan Community Center.
On the July 20th episode of Countdown, LA journalist and author Jim Moret was on to discuss the Lindsey Lohan trial and sentencing. His newest book is an examination of the preciousness of life in the context of his personal struggles with suicidal feelings.
On the July 19th episode of Countdown, Keith Olbermann talked with security expert and author Richard Clarke about whether broad knowledge about USA intelligence operations represents a security risk. Clarke is currently Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting, and has been a long time public servant in the State Department across many presidential administrations. His newest book examines the current USA state of preparation for cyber attacks.