Last year's managing editor of the Los Angeles Times (actually he stayed nearly two years) will be on Hugh Hewitt's radio show Thursday. Frantz and his wife, Catherine Collins, will be talking about their recent book, "Nuclear Jihadist: The True Story of the Man Who Sold the World's Most Dangerous Secrets...And How We Could Have Stopped Him." Hewitt calls it "the true story of A. Q. Khan --the Pakistani scientist who stole key nuclear technology from Europe, oversaw the building of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, and then sold the know-how and many parts to Libya, Iran and who knows who else. It is an alarming tale of the world we live in, and deserves a wide, wide audience and a close read." Hewitt airs 3 pm to 6pm at 870 AM and 590 AM.
Frantz, of course, was the #2 editor at the Times until 1) His buddy Dean Baquet got shoved out the door, and 2) Frantz, who lived in Turkey by choice, got in a public dispute with a reporter over the Armenian genocide. Frantz and Collins, who now live in Washington, have authored at least six books together.