John Dickerson is a correspondent for 60 Minutes. He is also a Contributing Editor to The Atlantic and the host of the Whistlestop podcast and co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

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Grit: Take 11 More Steps

We interviewed explorer Louis Rudd on the show yesterday. He dragged himself and a sled across the snow, wind, despair, and oh-come-on-why-are-you-doing-this of Antarctica. When Rudd wanted to stop at the end of long days– including days when he had to walk backwards to find his supplies that had become hidden in the driving snow– […]

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If Beale Street Could Talk it Would Sound Like Grenades

Barry Jenkins, the Director of If Beale Street Could Talk, on one of my favorite ideas: the silence where art happens. While watching the movie I noticed that there were long stretches of silence. I asked him about that. Was it intentional? My hunch was that it allowed us as viewers to occupy the film. In […]

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Twitter and Campaign Coverage

Peter Hamby’s analysis after the 2012 campaign is worth re-reading as people think about how to cover campaigns. I spoke to Peter at length and feel the same way about Twitter now as I did back then. Certainly more so:

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Faulkner on the responsibility of a writer

Faulkner said it was the writer’s job to help man “endure by lifting his heart.” This is from his speech to the Nobel dinner in 1950:  

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End of 2018 Year-in-Review

Welcome to those on my mailing list. (If you’re not on the mailing list you can sign up on this page). In 2018 I said goodbye to my dear colleagues at Face the Nation and moved to New York, the city of my early career. I started as a co-host of CBS This Morning with Norah […]

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Nuns Fret Not at Their Convent’s Narrow Room

I like this poem because it is about limits and the benefits of constraints in shaping our creativity and our lives. It is a sonnet, so form follows function!

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