Geoffrey Cowan

Geoffrey Cowan, president of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, and the Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership at the University of Southern California, is the best-selling author of “The People v. Clarence Darrow.” Cowan was a civil rights activist in Mississippi in the summer of 1964, and for his role in dramatically increasing the number of presidential primaries in 1968, ABC Television News called him “the man who did more to change Democratic Conventions than anyone since Andrew Jackson started them.” His latest book is “Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary.”