Next Meeting - December 21, 2016 – Wednesday
Shore Hill Neighborhood Center (Community Room between East
& West Building)
Shore Hill Residence, 9000 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Start
time is 7:30 PM.
Light refreshments will be served. Meetings are free and open to
This month, we are honored to have as our speaker award-winning author, reporter, columnist, television producer and analyst, Jonathan Alter. Mr. Alter has been involved in covering and has closely followed the recent presidential election and has offered to provide us with his perspective on the challenges facing the new president, Donald Trump. He brings a unique perspective to such a challenge given his status as a historian of the presidency and as an eyewitness to history.
Mr. Alter is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies"(2013), "The Promise: President Obama, Year One" (2010) and "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope (2006), also one of the Times' "Notable Books" of the year. Since 1996, Alter has been an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, appearing on-air two or three times a week. After 28 years as a columnist and senior editor at Newsweek, where he wrote more than 50 cover stories, Alter is now a twice-monthly columnist for the Daily Beast. He has also written for The New York Times,The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, Esquire, Bloomberg View and other publications. He is an executive producer of "Alpha House," a half-hour political comedy created by Garry Trudeau and starring John Goodman that is available for viewing on Amazon.com. He is at work on a full-length biography of former President Jimmy Carter and is producing a documentary about the lives of legendary journalists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill.