ANTHONY CLARK

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"Human welfare is the first and final task of government." - John Steinbeck

PROFESSION

[SCREEN]WRITER

bORN

MINEOLA, NEW YORK

MISSING

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE WATER

Anthony Clark is a writer and former senior Congressional aide. In the past, he wrote about presidential legacy, the legislative branch, and government oversight. He is now working on several spec television pilots, including a true historical limited series about the terminally ill social worker from Iowa who won the fights against the Great Depression and fascism but lost two wives, two children, his best friend, FDR, and, ultimately his own life.

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, he graduated from St. Aidan School in Williston Park and Chaminade High School in Mineola. He earned a Master of Science in Management and Systems from New York University.

Anthony is in the process of moving to Southern California, where he looks forward to 284 annual days of sunshine and being slightly less disappointed in bagels and pizza than he has been for three decades in the Washington, DC area.

 

 

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ARTICLES

SELECTED

 

THE DAILY BEAST

Barack Obama’s Presidential Library is Making a Mockery of Transparency

THE DAILY BEAST

She Was Assaulted by the Head of the National Archives
Then the Bush White House Helped Cover It Up

THE DAILY BEAST

POLITICO MAGAZINE

Presidential Libraries Are a Scam. Could Obama Change That?

POLITICO MAGAZINE

MEDIUM


NY DAILY NEWS

The Ridiculous Double Standard of “Respect for the Oval Office”

MEDIUM

Chaminade must live up to its motto: answers and actions needed following sexual abuse allegations

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

HISTORY NEWS NETWORK

The Secret Nixon Library

HISTORY NEWS NETWORK

Should the Federal Government Be in the Business of Policing History?

TIME

SALON

Presidential libraries are huge failures

SALON

What Darrell Issa really wants out of Benghazi hearing

SALON

D.C.'s favorite time-wasting scam: Cosponsoring bills

SALON

 

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OVERSIGHT

 

HEARING TOPICS

FEDERAL ELECTRONIC RECORDS

FACA

ARCHIVIST OF THE UNITED STATES

2010 CENSUS: HARD TO COUNT

FOIA

FEDERAL MUSEUM EXHIBITS

2010 CENSUS: GROUP QUARTERS

NHPRC

OPEN ACCESS

Anthony devised, planned, and wrote Congressional oversight hearings on the management of federal electronic records, including personal vs. official email; the National Archives’ (NARA) use of federal advisory committees; the loss of veterans’ electronic records; stakeholders’ views on selecting the next archivist of the United States; the participation of hard to count communities in the 2010 Census; NARA’s ability to safeguard electronic records; the Freedom of Information Act; NARA’s decision to emphasize museum exhibits over records processing; federal Web 2.0 technology; the challenges of counting people living in group quarters during the 2010 Census; the 20-years-delayed reauthorization of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission; and public, free open access to billions of dollars worth of federally funded research.

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APPEARANCES

TELEVISION

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Anthony is no longer commenting on or accepting interview requests about presidential libraries; former presidents and their legacies; the planned Obama Library in Chicago; presidential foundations; administration of the Presidential Records Act, the Presidential Libraries Act, and federal records (including electronic); or the National Archives and Records Administration. Some of his previous interviews on these subjects can be found here:

Brian Lamb/C-SPAN: Q&A
Washington Journal/C-SPAN: Your Money
Book Talk/C-SPAN: The Last Campaign
Chicago Tonight/WTTW: What’s the Purpose of Presidential Libraries?
WTTW: Obama Presidential Library
Ward Room/5 NBC Chicago: What to Expect From Presidential Library in Chicago   
5 NBC Chicago: Obama’s Library: Experts Debate Economic Boost Chicago Can Expect   
WLS-TV/ABC7: Obama Library Location to be Announced Tuesday   
Politics Tonight/WGN-TV: Obama Library Coming to Chicago
Politics Tonight/WGN-TV: Building Presidential Libraries and Legacies   
WGN-TV: Political Legacies In Chicago & Beyond   
Fox32-TV: Chicago City Council passes Obama library ordinance 
The Last Word/MSNBC: Rewriting the Ridiculousness of Presidential Libraries

WBEZ: Library land for the Obama Presidential Archives   
WBEZ/Morning Shift: Obama Library Reaction   
WBEZ/Morning Shift: New book digs into impact of Presidential legacy   
WBEZ Morning Shift: The Economic Impact of Presidential Libraries   
WNYC/NPR: EXTRA! EXTRA! Teddy Roosevelt Goes Digital!   
WBUR/RadioBoston: After Foundation CEO Resignation, What’s Next For The JFK Library?   
KCRW/Which Way LA?: Conflict over the Nixon Presidential Library   
WILL/Illinois Public Media: What’s the Point of Presidential Libraries?   
Marketplace/American Public Media: Do presidential libraries really pay off for cities?   
WGN-Radio: Anthony Clark Breaks Down the Problem with Presidential Libraries   
Federal News Radio 1500 AM: In Depth with Francis Rose   
Fox News Radio: A Few Moments With: Anthony Clark   
The Soul of Enterprise/VoiceAmerica: Interview with Anthony Clark   
TheCommentary.ca: Anthony J. Clark

The Baffler: There Goes the Neighborhood   
PolitiFact: Did the Clinton Foundation go ‘above and beyond’ in transparency?   
Yahoo! Politics: Hillary Clinton vs the record-keepers   
Christian Science Monitor: Obama library in Chicago: What it means for city’s South Side
New York Magazine: The Alarming Math Behind Barack Obama’s Library   
Reuters: Final proposals submitted for Obama presidential library   
The Chicago Reader: What’s Wrong with Presidential Libraries?
Chicago Tribune: Fundraising ability key to winning Obama library
Chicago Tribune: Ford museum face-lift signals Obama Library will be ongoing project
Chicago Tribune: Should UIC, U of Hawaii Stay in Race for Obama Library?
Crane’s Chicago Business: UIC’s Blue-Collar Pitch for Obama Library
USA TODAY: Trump’s election has changed Obama’s post-presidency plans
Voice of America: Obama Presidential Center Begins to Take Shape
Chronicle of Higher Education: New Director Takes Over at Nixon Library
AllGov.com: Nixon Library Hires Director with No Library Experience
Washington Examiner: Library drama complicates Obama’s Chicago legacy
Pacific Standard magazine: Nixon’s Presidential Library: The Last Battle of Watergate
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Maybe Obama Library here not such good idea after all
Blytheville (AR) Courier-News: A New Reason to Visit Dallas
The Airspace: Why Aren’t Presidential Libraries Better?
The Mineola American: Kick-Started
The Mineola American :Mineola Native Reaches Kickstarter Goal
Mineola Patch: Mineola Native “Kickstarting” Book on Presidential Libraries
Roll Call: Archivist Gadfly Aims to Keep Ex-Presidents Honest
Orange County Register: Nixon library chief greeted with relief, dismay
The Globe and Mail: Obama ready to say farewell to the White House, but not to his legacy
La Tercera: El contradictorio legado que deja Barack Obama
La Nación: La vida después de la Casa Blanca: qué hacen los presidentes de EE.UU.
BBC Brasil: A biblioteca de meio bilhão de dólares que cuidará do legado de Obama
Agence France-Presse: Obamas pick presidential library site in Chicago: source
Lettera43: Stati Uniti, scontro sull’eredità politica di Obama
Centre for Imperial and Global History: The Untold History of Presidential Libraries