Richard Reeves

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Richard Reeves, "author of President Nixon: Alone in the White House (October 2001), is a writer and syndicated columnist who has made a number of award-winning documentary films. His ninth book, President Kennedy: Profile of Power — now considered the authoritative work on the 35th president — won several national awards and was named the Best Non-Fiction Book of 1993 by Time. His other best selling books include Convention and American Journey: Travelling with Tocqueville in Search of American Democracy.

"Recipient of the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Reeves writes a twice-weekly column that appears in more than 100 newspapers. He is a former chief political correspondent for The New York Times and has written extensively for numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire and New York.

"He is a visiting professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California and the former Regents Professor of Political Science at UCLA. In 1998, he won the Carey McWilliams Award of the American Political Science Association for distinguished contributions to the understanding of American politics. He was the Goldman Lecturer on American Civilization and Government at the Library of Congress that year; the lectures were published by Harvard University Press under the title What People Know: Freedom and the Press.

"Reeves, named a “literary lion” by the New York Public Library, has won a number of print journalism awards and has been a Pulitzer Prizefinalist and juror. He has made six television films and won all of television’s major documentary awards: the Emmy for “Lights, Camera … Politics!” for ABC News; the Columbia-DuPont Award for “Struggle for Birmingham” for PBS; and the George Foster Peabody Award for “Red Star over Khyber” for PBS.

"He is also the author of Family Travels: Around the World in 30 Days and was a columnist for Travel and Leisure for six years. He is married to Catherine O'Neill, who is director of the United Nations office in Washington and is the founder of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children. They have five children.“ [1]

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