Jon Meacham was born in 1969 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. He is a writer, known for Charlie Rose (1991), Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2010) and Meet the Press (1947).
[on the massacre of four young girls in Birmingham on September 15, 1963] The face of Jesus was blow...Show more »
[on the massacre of four young girls in Birmingham on September 15, 1963] The face of Jesus was blown out of one of the 16th Street Baptist Church's windows during the attack, an eerie and enduring symbol of a world where hate - at least in the moment of the bombing - overshadowed love. Today, a memorial window from the people of Wales depicts a crucified Jesus and a quotation from Matthew 25: 'Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me'. The Jesus in the window is a black man, arms outstretched, reaching, it seems, to a future that is far closer to reality now than appeared possible fifty Septembers ago. Show less «
On Charles Ommanney, Newsweek photographer for the White House: To be a photojournalist at the highe...Show more »
On Charles Ommanney, Newsweek photographer for the White House: To be a photojournalist at the highest levels like that requires a great deal of innate political skill. You have to at once make people so comfortable with you that, at hours of great tension and great trial, they let you into the room. Then, once you have talked your way into the room, you have to disappear. It's a very tricky skill set, Charles has it. Show less «