Episode #261: The Medium is the Message

This week we focus on the 2020 presidential race for the entire program.  We start with Janet Hook, national political reporter for the Los Angeles Times, who sums up strengths and weaknesses of some of the leading Democratic candidates.

Jay Rosen, the media critic and journalism professor at NYU, fears that the mistakes the media made during the 2016 campaign will be repeated in 2020.

And Jane Hall, a journalism professor at American University, discusses the growing incidents of presidential candidates declaring their candidacies on television programs and offers a look back into the past to see how this trend began.

Music used in this podcast:

She’s A Lady by John Sebastian

Rip Her to Shreds by Blondie

Strange by R.E.M.

Here Comes Your Man by the Pixies

Celluloid Heroes by The Kinks

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