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

Tucker Carlson Biography

Title:
News Commentator / Writer
Position:
Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) 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 Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?
  2. Should Felons Lose Their Ability to Vote in Elections Because Society Can No Longer Trust Them?