Business and Media: Enemies?
With years of experience in the field, John Stossel has seen first-hand the ways in which the media can impede business efforts and halt innovation. In his speech, he shares why he believes there is such a strong media bias against business interests, and offers ideas for what can be done to change it.
Risk and Regulation: Do Our Rules Keep Us Safe?
Many of America’s politicians believe strict regulation is what keeps us safe, but what if the opposite is true—that regulation actually harms us more than helps us? John Stossel delivers an insightful speech about the downfalls of overregulation, and how more freedom can spur innovation—and raise the bar for safety.
Market Competition and Education in America
John Stossel has years of experience reporting on the state of education in America. After Stossel’s “Stupid in America” TV special revealed the flaws and issues of government-run education, 600 union protesters appeared outside ABC’s offices screaming “shame on you!” He answered the protesters—and today offers an insightful presentation on how market competition is the key to transforming the state of our schools and educating the generation of tomorrow.
Speaker Spotlight: John Stossel
Nineteen-time Emmy-winner JOHN STOSSEL has earned a reputation for asking hard-hitting questions—and offering the tough truth. Hailed by The Dallas Morning News as "the most consistently thought-provoking TV reporter of our time," Stossel offers illuminating insights on politics today, how media can help business interests, the downfalls of overregulation, and the future of education.
As the host of Stossel on Fox, Stossel highlighted 'current consumer issues with a Libertarian point of view.' He also served as the former co-anchor of 20/20, and initiated the show's popular Give Me a Break segment, which featured a skeptical look at subjects ranging from government regulation and pop culture to censorship and unfounded fear.
A passionate voice on the wonderful things that free markets create-- prosperity, innovation, choice, and freedom-- Stossel is the bestselling author of three books including, No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed.
At engagements, Stossel regularly receives rave reviews, such as: "He was excellent! His speech was interesting and very entertaining. He received a standing ovation (very rare from our group)..." (Quest Foundation)
John Stossel joined Fox News and Fox Business Network (FBN) in 2009. He hosts Stossel, a weekly program highlighting current consumer issues with a libertarian viewpoint, which debuted on December 10, 2009. His first shows covered health care, global warming, the novel Atlas Shrugged, “food police” and the Road to Serfdom.
Prior to joining FBN, Stossel co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show, 20/20. There he contributed in-depth special reports, like “Sick in America,” which, right before Obamacare, debated private vs. government health care. “Stupid in America” exposed the government school monopoly. “John Stossel Goes to Washington” revealed government growth under both parties, while “Hype” exposed media distortions.
Stossel’s economic programs have been adapted into teaching kits by a non-profit organization, Stossel in the Classroom. High school teachers in most American public schools now use the videos to help educate their students on economics and economic freedom. They are watched and discussed by more than 12 million students every year.
Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Other honors include the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award. The Dallas Morning News named him the “the most consistently thought-provoking TV reporter of our time” and the Orlando Sentinel said he “has the gift for entertaining while saying something profound.”
Earlier in his career, Stossel served as consumer editor at Good Morning America and as a reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. His first job in journalism was as a researcher for KGW-TV (NBC) in Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate of Princeton University, with a B.A. in psychology. When not exploring free markets, he is an avid beach volleyball player.