Last updated on: 3/10/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Tucker Carlson Biography

Title:
News Commentator / Writer
Position:
Con to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“Now why would we, as citizens, as non-felon citizens, want felons helping to pick our representatives. If you’re a convicted felon, convicted of a violent crime, you have bad judgment. Why do we want people with that judgment picking our representatives?”

The Situation with Tucker Carlson, June 26, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Host, MSNBC, Tucker (formerly titled The Situation with Tucker Carlson), 2005-Present
  • Regular contributor to Esquire, City Journal, Weekly Standard. His writings have also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, Reader’s Digest, Forbes and GQ.
  • Regular Weekly Guest, Bubba the Love Sponge radio show, Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Host and Managing Editor Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered, PBS, 2004-2005
  • Former Host of The Spin Room, and Crossfire, CNN
  • Former Editorial Staff Member of Policy Review magazine
  • Finalist, 2004 National Magazine Award for an Esquire article chronicling his trip to Africa with the Reverend Al Sharpton
Education:
  • Attended Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Other:
  • Appeared on TV’s Dancing With The Stars
  • Son of Richard W. Carlson, a former affiliate-level ABC News anchor,CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from 1992 to 1997, and U.S. Ambassador to the Seychelles
  • Stepson of Patricia Carlson, heiress to the Swanson frozen-food fortune
Quoted in:
  1. Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?
  2. Does the Social Contract Theory Present a Valid Reason for the Disenfranchisement of People with Felony Convictions?