Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders is the host and founder of GRITtv, a daily discussion for people who want to make a difference. GRITtv airs nationally on Free Speech TV, on DISH Network (Ch 9415) and DirecTV (CH 348) as well as on cable and public television stations and seemingly everywhere online ( 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 (the Feminist Press).

Before founding GRITtv, she hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” on Air America Radio and launched the daily flagship show, “Your Call,” on public radio KALW in San Francisco. She blogs at The Nation and the Huffington Post and has appeared on Real Time with Bill MaherLarry King Live and The O’Reilly Factor. She is regular commentator on MSNBC. She tweets as @GRITlaura

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.

She 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, fact-filled and brilliant.”

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