Broadcast appearances, press clips, etc.

Walter Olson

INTERVIEWS and PROFILES related to The Excuse Factory ran in People ("Pink-Slip Panther"), interview by Ron Arias, August 11, 1997; the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, article by Geeta Sharma-Jensen, June 29, 1998; Human Resource Executive, interview by Andy McIlvaine, September 1, 1997; Stamford, Ct. Advocate and Greenwich, Ct. Time, November, 1998; the San Diego Business Journal, the Dominion (Wellington, New Zealand), and the Baylor Lariat. Interviews and profiles related to The Litigation Explosion ran in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, San Francisco Recorder, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Rocky Mountain News, and Boston Globe, all in 1991, and in the Daily Telegraph (London) in 1994. For reviews of The Excuse Factory, click here, and for reviews of The Litigation Explosion, here.

More than 50 TV APPEARANCES have included "CBS This Morning", "Crossfire", "Burden of Proof", PBS "Techno-Politics" "MacNeil-Lehrer", "Oprah", "Donahue", CNBC, "Sally Jessy Raphael", "Sonya Live", C-SPAN, "Adam Smith's Money World", "Good Day New York", Fox News Channel, KOMO-TV Seattle "Town Meeting", CBC Newsworld (Canada), ABC (Australia) and RTL (Dutch) television.

More than 230 RADIO APPEARANCES have included several segments on "All Things Considered", Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation; Voice of America, the BBC World Service, Radio New Zealand, Wisconsin, Kansas and Minnesota Public Radio; national shows such as Larry King, G. Gordon Liddy, David Brudnoy, Joan Rivers, Gil Gross, Tom Leykis, "The Osgood File", Derek McGinty, and Judy Jarvis; and leading regional shows with hosts such as Mike Rosen (Denver), David Newman, Mitch Albom and Warren Pearce (Detroit), Milt Rosenberg (Chicago), Ron Smith (Baltimore), Fred Anderle (Columbus), Howie Carr (Boston), Dennis Prager (Los Angeles), Lee Rogers (San Francisco), Diane Rehm (Washington), and Roger Hedgecock (San Diego).

A few audio clips are available on the Web, including a news appearance on National Public Radio (6/24/97), and this discussion of The Excuse Factory by Geoff Colvin of Fortune Business Report. This promotional clip was produced by MediaLink NewStream.

PUBLIC SPEAKING, including editorial board meetings, is now on its own page.


Some Online Press Clips

Intellectual Capital.com
(review of The Excuse Factory)
John Leo's U.S. News column, 11/10/97
(on when the truth "almost doesn't matter")
Doug Bandow, "When Victimhood Runs the System"
(New York Times, 10/21/97)
Willamette Week
(Portland, Ore.; interesting local coverage)
HR Magazine (Society for Human Resource Management)
(Review of The Excuse Factory)
Nation's Business, February 1998
(cover story on employment law)

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