Michael Beschloss is a historian who specializes in the U.S. presidency and politics. He is the author of several books, including the national bestseller Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-64. He also co-authored, with the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War. In addition to his books, Beschloss is active in the media. He has appeared on The Daily Show several times, was named to Time magazine’s 2013 list of “Best Twitter Feeds”, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. He also has appeared many times on the PBS News Hour and is the NBC News Presidential Historian.