Laura Flanders is the host of "GRITtv"* the new, daily, news-discussion and take action program seen on Free Speech TV (Dish Network ch. 9415) and online at the popular blog site Firedoglake.com as wel as at GRITtv.org. She also serves as the host of RadioNation,
the nationally-syndicated weekly radio program of the Nation Magazine.
In election year, 2008, she’s hosting a five-part series of live,
town-hall events in five different states in the run up to the General
Election, Live from Main Street with Laura Flanders is produced by the Media Consortium with GRITtv.
Flanders is also the author of Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians
(Penguin Books, 2007), an investigation into what people at the
grassroots know that Democratic party leaders could learn, and BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004), an expose of women in George W. Bush’s Cabinet. Publisher’s Weekly called Flanders’ New York Times best-seller, "fierce, funny and intelligent."
She wrote on Hillary Clinton in The Contenders (Seven Stories Press, 2007) and edited The
W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Age of Bush, in 2004 for the Feminist Press.
joining Air America when it launched in March 2004, Laura
hosted the award-winning " Your
Call," Monday-Friday, on
public radio, KALW, 91.7 fm in San Francisco.
TV appearances include "Lou Dobbs Tonight" and " Larry King Live " on
CNN as well as "The O’Reilly Factor," and "Hannity and Colmes," (FOX
News) "Washington Journal," "Donahue," "Good Morning America" and the
CBC news discussion program, "CounterSpin."
Her writing appears
in The Nation, Alternet, Ms. Magazine,
and elsewhere and her op-ed pieces have appeared in papers
including The San Francisco Chronicle.
Flanders was founding
director of the Women’s Desk at the media watch group, FAIR and
for more than ten years she produced and hosted CounterSpin, FAIR’s
nationally-syndicated radio program.
Shie is also the author of Real Majority, Media
Minority; the Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting
(Common Courage Press, 1997) about which Susan Faludi wrote,
"If only there were a hundred of her." Katha Pollitt
called it "Funny, angry, factfilled and brilliant."
*For more information and to contribute video to GRIT TV go to http://.grittv.org.