Ben J. Wattenberg

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About the Author

Author, columnist, and pundit Ben J. Wattenberg is the moderator of Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, an award-winning, nationally broadcast weekly program on PBS since 1994. He is also a senior fellow at both the American Enterprise Institute and the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. Born and raised in the Bronx, Wattenberg was an aide to and speechwriter for President Lyndon B. Johnson, served as an adviser to Senator Hubert Humphrey, and worked on Democratic senator Henry Jackson’s two presidential campaigns, during which time he also helped write the Democratic National Platform. He has also been appointed to various boards under Carter, Reagan, and Bush Sr. Wattenberg is the author of several books on public policy and demographics, including Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future, The Birth Dearth, Values Matter Most, and (with Richard Scammon) the now-classic The Real Majority.