by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
The Best Spoken Word Album Grammy went to Jimmy Carter for A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. This was his second Spoken Word Grammy. He won in 2006 for Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis.
Other liberals who have won the award recently include Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Barack Obama, Al Franken, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Jesse Jackson.
I miss the days when great musicians, actors, and artists were recognized for their work in this area. For example, Orson Welles won three Spoken Word Grammys (1976, 1978, and 1981).