American Lion Author Jon Meacham On TV

December 4, 2008

Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek magazine and author of the bestselling books American Lion: Andrew Jackson In The White House “Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Frienship” and “American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation”, will appear on Book TV this weekend on Saturday at 4p.m., 8:45p.m. and Monday at 6a.m. Book TV runs on C-Span2 from Saturday 8a.m. through Monday 8a.m.

Meacham will recount the presidential tenure of Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the U.S. and founder of the Democratic Party.  Mr. Meacham contends that President Jackson was a man of many contradictions who was responsible for the removal of Indians from their land and alternately encouraged granting greater power to the electorate.