Mike Schlitt

Mike Schlitt

Historian and Producer, 'The Document'

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Mike Schlitt is a producer for The Document. An amateur historian who is traveling around the country throughout the 2016 presidential election, collecting voices and trying to find out what it means to be an American citizen today, he is also a contributor to Press Play. 

Mike Schlitt on KCRW

In Washington D.C. in 1932, the unpopular and embattled first-term president desperately hoped to keep the White House during that election year.

A protest by veterans during the Great Depression set the stage for the Great Society programs

In Washington D.C. in 1932, the unpopular and embattled first-term president desperately hoped to keep the White House during that election year.

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The 1876 presidential election was filled with shady backroom deals, reports of bribery, voter intimidation, and Republican governors fearing for their lives.It happened in a divided…

What the tumultuous 1876 presidential race might portend for 2020

The 1876 presidential election was filled with shady backroom deals, reports of bribery, voter intimidation, and Republican governors fearing for their lives.It happened in a divided…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Making a film with mom, dad, and LA’s most beloved gay porn store.

“Circus of Books” - The Jewish Factor

Making a film with mom, dad, and LA’s most beloved gay porn store.

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