First, the makings of a scandal. Why are some perceived as big scandals, while a rash of other wrongs are ignored? [ dur: 21mins. ]
- Robert Entman is a Professor of Media and Public Affairs and Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He is the author of, Scandal and Silence: Media Responses to Presidential Misconduct, Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy, and The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America.
Then, what might the 2016 election mean for the future on climate, the economy, foreign policy and democracy in the US? [ dur: 37 mins. ]
- Sean Theriault is a Professor in the Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Power of the People: Congressional Competition, Public Attention, and Voter Retribution, Party Polarization in Congress, and The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress.
- William F. Grover is a Professor of Political Science at Saint Michaels’s College. He is the author of The Unsustainable Presidency: Clinton, Bush, Obama and Beyond, The President as Prisoner: A Structural Critique of the Carter and Reagan Years, and co-editor of Voices of Dissent: Critical Readings in American Politics.
- Keith T. Poole is a Professor of the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the co-author of Political Bubbles: Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy, Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches, and Ideology and Congress.
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This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.