Presidential Debate Preview with Jane Harman

Get ready for a great conversation with Jane Harman, who served nine terms in Congress and is now president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Jane is also on the Presidential Debates Commission, which is the non-partisan group that helps structure the presidential debates.

Jane gave me some great pointers for Monday night’s debate at Hofstra. I’ll be watching it in Dallas. And Jane? She’ll have a front-row seat!

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Sep 21 2016

Get smart on transportation and energy issues before Election Day!

Sep 21, 2016

In case you missed it, earlier this week T. Boone Pickens participated in a Transport Topics discussion presented by American Trucking Associations and Securing America’s Future Energy. The webcast featured Boone along with FedEx’s Fred Smith and Natural Gas Vehicles for America’s Matt Godlewski.

Listening to this insightful conversation is a great way to quickly get up to speed on current challenges and opportunities in the transportation and energy sectors and the important issues we should be thinking about as Election Day approaches.

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Sep 16 2016

TWO webcasts featuring T. Boone Pickens on Monday!

Sep 16, 2016

T. Boone Pickens will be on the road and online this coming Monday, September 19, participating in two online events. You are invited to join him for these conversations about America’s energy future!

First, the American Trucking Association and Securing America’s Future Energy will present a special Transport Topics LiveOnWeb program on the topic of natural gas technologies and trucking at Noon ET. This conversation will feature Boone along with FedEx’s Fred Smith and Natural Gas Vehicles for America’s Matt Godlewski. Tune into to watch.

Also on Monday, Yahoo Finance will host a livestream from the 2016 Concordia Summit in New York featuring a live discussion with Boone at 2:20 pm ET. Watch at

– Team Pickens

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Aug 30 2016

My Conversation with a Political Pro

Aug 30, 2016

Karen Tumulty is the national political correspondent for the Washington Post and a wealth of information in an election year. She’s also busy at work on a biography of my dear friend Nancy Reagan for Simon & Schuster, and I can’t wait to read it. Here are five of Karen’s insights on Mrs. Reagan — as well as this year’s elections — that she shared with me during a recent conversation for the Pickens Podcast.

Nancy Reagan is a fascinating subject. She knew that her status as First Lady gave her a lot of power, and she wasn’t afraid to use it. The fact that others also knew it didn’t bother her in the least.

Mrs. Reagan was intensely protective of her husband. She not only had President Reagan’s back while he was in office, but she guarded his legacy for the rest of his life — and hers.

The 2016 presidential campaign is without precedent. The primaries were a total horse race, and if the general election is this wild in August, can you imagine what October will be like?

Moderating a debate presents a unique challenge. To prepare for the Democratic debate in Miami, Karen studied as much as she could about both candidates. Her job was to get Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton to reveal things about themselves that the voters didn’t know.

We have the two most unpopular presidential candidates in history running for office. Get ready for some serious mudslinging. Going forward, both campaigns will be doing their best to focus as much attention on the negative aspects of the other.

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– Boone

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