The 'genius' of Jerry Brown

Governor Jerry Brown Photo by LBJ Library/CC 2.0

Chery Glaser talks to Narda Zacchino, who covered Brown's first two terms as Governor while she was Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. She says a lot of forces have shaped his approach to governing--including his Jesuit training for the priesthood.  But she says one incident in particular stands out-- back when Brown was in his 20s and his father was governor. It involved a man named Caryl Chessman, who was on California's death row after being convicted of robbery and assaulting a woman.



  • Narda Zucchino - author of the book "California Comeback: The Genius of Jerry Brown"


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