Hailed as a "pioneer of online journalism" by the New York Times, David Talbot is the founder and former editor in chief of Salon. He has worked as a senior editor for Mother Jones magazine and as a features editor for the San Francisco Examiner. David has written for the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and other publications. As a 16-year-old campaign volunteer for Robert Kennedy the night he was shot down in Los Angeles, it struck David that the murder, following those of JFK and Martin Luther King Jr., had irreparably wounded America. And this feeling has never left him in all the years that have followed. For him, aggressively pursuing the hidden history of the Kennedy years was an attempt to find out where his country had lost its way, and perhaps to restore the hope and faith that he himself had lost as a young American growing up in the 1960s.
Ian Punnett was joined by Salon.com founder David Talbot for a discussion on a new series of illustrated Pulp History books that he helped co-create. Talbot said the books present a "raw history" of events that most Americans have never heard about. Talbot's entry in the series, Devil Dog, reveals the amazing true story of General Smedley Darlington Butler, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett
Ian welcomed Salon.com founder David Talbot, who discussed Robert F. Kennedy's secret search for the truth about his brother's assassination. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett