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Author of “America: What Went Wrong? The Crisis Deepens” James B. Steele

Welcome James B. Steele

We’re joined on the Starline by Pulitzer Prize winning author. One half of the most honored team of investigative reporters in America.  His latest book is “America : What Went Wrong : The Crisis Deepens” it’s an honor to welcome James B. Steele

Let’s go Beyond the Mic you and your writing partner Donald Barlett wrote the original version “America: What Went Wrong’ back in 1991 filled with powerful stories of humanity and backed with government sources . What was the reasoning behind the original book?

Talk about the significance of your partnership with Donald?

You have 2 Pulitzers, 2 national magazine awards, 5 George Polk awards for your 35 years of service to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Time and Vanity Fair. What’s the one story that haunts you to this day?

You have lectured at many universities, what challenges are higher education institutes facing with this pandemic?

How has your role of investigative reporter changed from the “golden years” to today?

As you updated America What Went Wrong for a new generation what emotions did you encounter while finding updates on people you covered 30 years ago for example Barbara Joy Whitehouse and Mollie James, were more than just sources, they were people trying to live their lives. Talk about catching up with their families, and the emotions.

When would you consider your job as an investigative reporter complete?

The Rockin’ 8

Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rapid Fire Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.

There is no Pressure.

1. Favorite Sports Team?

2. Time of the day you get the most writing done?

3. What’s the one thing students MUST learn before they hit the workforce?

4. Favorite Season?

5. First job growing up?

6. Best gift you got from your wife?

7. Favorite place to vacation?

8. Favorite author to re ad?

America: What Went Wrong?
The Crisis Deepens by
Donald L. Barlett & James B. Steele
America: What Went Wrong? The Crisis Deepens by
Donald L. Barlett & James B. Steele

Check out Barlett & Steele’s website here

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