Hosted by: Robert P. Schmuhl, Ph.D., ’70, Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism; director, John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy
Panelists: Melinda Henneberger ’80, editor-in-chief, PoliticsDaily.com; John Sears ’60, Republican political strategist and attorney; and Terence Smith ’60, journalist.
With partisanship and polarization producing what’s been called the nation’s “second civil war,” what’s behind the anger and division within the body politic today? What can be done to reduce our democratic discontent? What role does the media play in shaping the contemporary political environment?