ABOUT THE HOSTS:
ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR.'s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine's “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 150 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.
Mr. Kennedy has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. He is credited with leading the fight to protect New York City's water supply.
Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Environmental Law.
MIKE PAPANTONIO is a senior partner of LEVIN, PAPANTONIO, THOMAS, MITCHELL, ECHSNER & PROCTOR, P.A., one of the largest claimants’ law firms in America, having handled thousands of cases throughout the nation including Asbestos, Breast Implants, Pharmaceutical Litigation, Factory Farming, Securities Fraud, the Florida Tobacco Litigation, etc., and has received numerous multi-million dollar verdicts.
An author of four books, Mike regularly lectures at trial seminars throughout America. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, where he served on the Board of Directors for five years.
SAM SEDER is a New York-based political talk show host. Seder’s daily podcast, The Majority Report, airs live at www.majority.fm . Seder regularly appears on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, for whom he has substituted as host.
Seder co-authored Fubar: America's Right Wing Nightmare with Stephen Sherrill, blogs at the HuffingtonPost and has a weekly video series entitled “That’s Bullsh*t” at www.samseder.com.
Seder is also a professional comedy writer and director. Currently, Seder does voice work on the Fox cartoon, “Bob’s Burgers” and his acting credits include ten network pilots and guest spots on various television shows including Sex in the City.
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