Session Type(s): Special Event
Starts: Friday, Jun. 8 8:15 AM
Ends: Friday, Jun. 8 9:00 AM
Room: Exhibit Hall Sponsored Stage
Grab your coffee before the action begins each morning while getting an freewheeling and hilarious update of the day’s news with Daily Show co-creator and comedian Lizz Winstead, Radio host, journalist Shannyn Moore and Pundit, author and teller of truths, Cliff Shecter.
The Morning News Dump is sorta like “Morning Joe,” minus the guests who have gotten everything wrong for the past 10 years. Each morning these three will also welcome some of your favorite bloggers and politicians as well to give you a download of the days news before you hit the Netroots ground running.
Roll out of bed and join them!
Generously sponsored by The Guardian US.
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and co-founder of Air America Radio, Lizz Winstead has helped changed the very landscape of how people get their news. Winstead also brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid-morning show, with Chuck D and Rachel Maddow. Lizz continues doing stand-up, but spends most of her time at the helm of Abortion Access Front (formerly Lady Parts Justice League), a NYC- based reproductive rights organization that she founded in 2015, which uses humor and outrage to expose anti-choice hypocrisy and mobilizes people to take action in all 50 states. Known as one of the top political satirists in America, Winstead has been recognized by all the major media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, O Magazine, Newsweek, Forbes, Now This, and as Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Most Creative People. Winstead’s first book, Lizz Free Or Die: Essays, was released in 2012 to incredible reviews, with Ms. Magazine saying, “Lizz Winstead is a sharp-witted truth-teller, and Lizz Free or Die will inspire anyone who has ever talked back to the television or wished they could come up with satire as insightful as The Daily Show.” To keep up with Lizz, follow her on Twitter @lizzwinstead or like her on Facebook www.facebook.com/lizzwinstead
Other sessions: Morning News Dump with Lizz Winstead, Shannyn Moore and Cliff Schecter, Morning News Dump with Lizz Winstead, Shannyn Moore and Cliff Schecter, Lizz Free or Die, Laughing Liberally, Comedy for Activists: Using satire, pranks and creative video for troublemaking
Just a Girl from Homer, Alaska.
Cliff Schecter is a bestselling author (The Real McCain), nationally syndicated columnist, co-founder/owner of We Act Radio–Washington DC’s independent progressive radio station–and founder/President of Libertas LLC, a progressive public relations/direct mail firm.
As a political consultant, Schecter helped re-elect President Bill Clinton in 1996 and many others since. His firm has worked with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the American Association for Justice, the Alliance for Climate Protection and many others.
As a regular pundit Schecter’s ideas have been quoted in The New York Times, on The Daily Show and in other various media.
Schecter likes cats, his kids, people who don’t like Donald Trump and Graeters Ice Cream. Rush Limbaugh claims to have “never heard of him,” and John McCain once called him “trash.” He always wanted to bat .400.
Other sessions: Screening Showcase #4, Morning News Dump with Lizz Winstead, Shannyn Moore and Cliff Schecter, Morning News Dump with Lizz Winstead, Shannyn Moore and Cliff Schecter, Gun Politics after Trayvon and Tucson: New Life for a Deadly Issue