Columbia Journalism School

All-Class Lecture: Morning Joe

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Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, 5:30pm

(Lecture Hall)

All-Class Lecture: Morning Joe




Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough in conversation with Dean Steve Coll.

Former Congressman Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) is the host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the show Time Magazine calls "revolutionary" and The New York Times ranked as the top news program of 2008. In April 2011, Scarborough was named to the prestigious “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people.

Along with co-host Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe features interviews with top newsmakers and in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest stories. The unique broadcast has been called “the thinking viewer’s choice” by USA Weekend and called “an important wake-up call for political and media leaders” by the Associated Press.Previously, Joe hosted Scarborough Country on MSNBC, a primetime news show the San Francisco Chronicle called "must-see TV”. 

Prior to his career in television, Joe was the publisher and editor of the award-winning newspaper The Florida Sun.

Joe served as a member of Congress from 1994-2001. While in office, he was a member of the Judiciary, Armed Services, Oversight and National Security committees. He was a part of a small group of young Republican congressmen who National Journal said possessed a surprising amount of power given their youth and lack of years in Congress.


Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" and a best-selling author.  Her memoir All Things At Once became a "New York Times" best seller in January 2010 and her second book,  Knowing Your Value, which examines the role of women in the workplace, reached #1 on the "New York Times" best sellers list for business books in spring 2011. She also writes "Getting What You Want" for Cosmopolitan, a monthly column about career confidence and empowerment.

Prior to joining MSNBC in January 2007, Brzezinski was an anchor of the "CBS Evening News Weekend Edition" and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to "CBS Sunday Morning" and "60 Minutes." She reported live from Lower Manhattan for CBS News during the September 11th, 2001 attacks.

Brzezinski is the daughter of Foreign Policy Expert and Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. She graduated from Williams College with a degree in English and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Brzezinski lives in New York with her husband and two daughters. 


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