NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 6, 2014 – Congressman Mike Rogers will appear three times daily on radio stations nationwide beginning January 5 when his “Something to Think About” segments begin providing listeners with unique perspective from the outgoing Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and former FBI agent.
“From the highest level national security discussion to the most inspiring American success story, I have seen it. I am excited to bring these stories to life. They are humorous, compelling, moving and most of all these stories will give us something to think about,” said Chairman Mike Rogers.
Chairman Rogers spent more than a decade at the intersection of the topics and events that shape Americans’ lives, where he's been privy to perspectives available only to a select few in senior levels of government and national security. “Something to Think About” will play an important role helping Americans better understand critical issues that impact their daily lives. Rogers will address the most talked about issues of the day and highlight smaller stories illuminating the concept of American exceptionalism.
“Something to Think About” will debut on radio stations coast to coast with syndication through the Westwood One distribution division of Cumulus. These daily vignettes are Rogers’s introduction to a broader platform with Cumulus. Cumulus announced earlier this year that Chairman Rogers would join the nation’s largest talk radio platform after the conclusion of his seventh term representing Michigan in Congress at the end of the year.
"After spending more than a decade dealing firsthand with the most sensitive issues facing our nation, Mike Rogers will now bring his invaluable insight and perspective to the American people each weekday on Westwood One. Mike is an exciting addition to our expanding national talk platform,” said Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus.
Chairman Rogers traveled across the world meeting American spies, foreign intelligence leaders, Special Forces personnel and a host of world leaders. As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rogers played a key role shaping critical national security policies. Chairman Rogers was involved in the country's most urgent matters including the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the debate surrounding NSA-leaker Edward Snowden, the search for Malaysia Air 370 and Russia's annexation of Crimea. Rogers is a key player developing the policy to deal with Cyber espionage and the growing cyber threat to all Americans. From the rise of the terrorist organization ISIL to growing Russian and Chinese aggression, to the Ebola crisis and other health security issues, Rogers continues to be among the select few in the middle of the debate. Chairman Rogers is a seasoned and skilled communicator who for the last two years appeared on more Sunday public affairs shows than any other elected official in the nation.
Biography of Chairman Rogers:
Chairman Rogers began his career in public service as an officer in the U.S. Army. He went on to become a Special Agent in the FBI's Chicago Field Office, where he worked to bust mobsters and crooked politicians. After serving in the Michigan State Senate, he was first elected to Congress in 2000 and is now Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
From his perch, Chairman Rogers has worked with two Presidents, Intelligence Community leaders and Congressional Leadership to develop the tools necessary to help America’s security professionals catch terrorists and spies. Rogers spearheaded efforts to combat malicious cyber attacks from nation states like China, Russia and Iran and helped create the highly successful counterterrorism program in the rugged border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Chairman Rogers is a regular face on national television, radio and in print. He has traveled extensively to the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and South America meeting with foreign leaders, diplomats and military and intelligence professionals in his role as Chairman. Rogers earned a reputation for showing up in the toughest places on earth, many where no other Member of Congress has ever been, to ensure our brave men and women in the intelligence community had the resources and authorities they need to keep the American people safe.
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