Media Update: Information Wars by Richard Stengel

See Bookmanager for all my publishers media updates this week.

Also see below for a full list of media for the new Grove Atlantic title which is getting a ton of US media right now as you can see — MSN, Vanity Fair, NBC, CNN, PBS and more — this is EVERYWHERE: Information Wars 9780802147981

Also note that Birdsong, 9781771644730, the Greystone Kids title from Vancouver Metis author Julie Flett has been nominated for a GG! Julie is getting a ton of media right now too for this title as outlined in the Bookmanager link rep notes. Winner announced end of October.

INFORMATION WARS: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation & What We Can Do About It

Richard Stengel
Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780802147981
On-Sale/Publication date: October 08, 2019

We have a stellar press line up for the launch of INFORMATION WARS by Richard Stengel, the former editor-in-chief of Time and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Obama administration, and current NBC/MSNBC analyst.

Time just ran a serial piece adapted from the book, “ We’re In the Middle of a Global Information War. Here’s What We Need to Do to Win”, in the Oct. 7 issue of the magazine, on stands now. And Vanity Fair, The Hive will run an excerpt online this coming weekend.

Richard has penned an excellent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, “Trump’s Ukraine call is helping Vladimir Putin spread his narrative of American corruption.”

NBC/MSNBC are supporting the book in a big way with multiple book-focused interviews confirmed for the first week of publication. Here is the impressive line-up:

National TV Interviews:

Sun. Oct. 6
NBC “Meet the Press” (10:30am)

Mon. Oct. 7
MSNBC
Morning Joe (7am)
Deadline: White House with Nicole Wallace (4pm)
The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (10pm)

Tues. Oct. 8
MSNBC
Andrea Mitchell Reports (12pm)
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams (11pm)

Wed. Oct. 9
MSNBC
Live with Craig Melvin (11am)
The Beat with Ari Melber (6pm)

Thurs. Oct. 10
MSNBC
Live with Stephanie Ruhle (9am)

Saturday. Oct. 12
MSNBC Up with David Gura (8am)

Sunday Oct. 13
CNN Fareed Zakaria GPS (10am and 1pm)

Richard is also scheduled to be interviewed on Bloomberg “Balance of Power with David Westin” (Oct. 21); HBO “Real Time with Bill Maher” (Nov. 1); Yahoo News Skullduggery podcast (Oct. 10) and David Alexlrod’s podcast “The Axe Files” (Nov 6).

Reviews are confirmed in the Washington Post, and New York Times, and likely Wall Street Journal with more certainly to come.

Regional NRR interviews are confirmed with WNYC “The Brian Lehrer Show” (Oct 14); WAMU The Roundtable (Oct 15); WHYY “Radio Times” (Oct. 18, full hour) and local TV including, “PBS Thirteen “MetroFocus” (Oct. 10) and “The New York Times Closeup with Sam Roberts” CUNY-TV (Nov. 21), which much more to come.

Praise for Information Wars:

“With the eye of a historian and the passion of a man in the arena, Richard Stengel has given us a compelling and illuminating memoir of his time at the highest levels in the fight against disinformation and for American values. Richly observed and thoughtfully rendered, Stengel’s book is essential reading.” ― Jon Meacham

Information Wars is a gripping insider account of the U.S. government’s struggle to understand and fight back against a new generation of online threats from extremist messaging and Russian disinformation. As a celebrated journalist who moved into the frontlines of this fight, Richard Stengel sheds new light on how bad actors leverage technology to undermine trust, and helps us better understand what must be done to protect our democracy.” ― Madeleine K. Albright

“With colorful behind-the-scenes stories and razor-sharp insights, Stengel provides the first insider report from the front lines of the disinformation wars waged by Russia and ISIS. At the heart of the struggle was the way the internet allowed people to weaponize grievances, as Donald Trump did in his campaign. Countering this trend is the most crucial challenge for our democracy and free society. Stengel shows how we’ve failed and what we can do in the future.” ― Walter Isaacson

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