The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington
Maverick Speakers Series - Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Editor of Newsweek

War, Healthcare, and the Economy: Reflections on Obama's First Year

November 16, 2009 · 8:00 pm · Texas Hall


Meacham joined Newsweek as a writer in 1995 and rose quickly, becoming managing editor (at age 29) just three years later. He was named editor in 2006. He is also the best-selling author of Franklin and Winston, American Gospel, and American Lion, a biography of Andrew Jackson that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. He also edited Voice in Our Blood, which chronicles our nation's struggle against Jim Crow laws.

Meacham is also a frequent guest on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, where he offers commentary on politics, history, and the role of religion in American politics.