2017-18 Multimedia Series

Autumn 2017

Pod Save America Takes Hyde Park

October 9, 2017

After collaborating on Keepin’ It 1600 for The Ringer, four White House veterans launched Pod Save America as a platform “to talk about politics the way actual human beings talk,” mixing day-to-day commentary with guidance on getting involved in the political process. Together, they discuss the importance of civic engagement, the state of Democratic activism, and the recipe for a perfect ad read.



RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

October 10, 2017 

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel previously served as the RNC State Chair from Michigan. She is the second woman ever to hold the RNC’s highest position. Chairwoman McDaniel addresses the state of American politics, the future of the GOP, and the 2018 midterm elections.



The Press and the Pressure: Political Journalism in 2017

October 24, 2017

Twitter has accelerated the news cycle and created a demand for real-time responses. The cost of business has forced media outlets to consolidate resources in large cities – often at the expense of on-the-ground reporting from state capitals. Meanwhile, a nationwide trend toward distrust of media outlets, sometimes expressed in outright hostility toward reporters, has further complicated the relationship between the press and the public. Four distinguished journalists discuss political journalism in 2017.



DNC Chair Tom Perez

October 25, 2017

Tom Perez previously served as Secretary of Labor and civil rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Obama administration. Mr. Perez addresses the state of American politics, the future of the Democratic Party, and the 2018 midterm elections.



The Honorable Terry McAuliffe & The Honorable Jim Hodges

October 30, 2017

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges converse on their time as Democratic governors in southern states. Together, they discuss the unique priorities of Democratic politics in the south, the challenges of addressing their states’ legacies of oppression, and the recent increases in white supremacist violence, as seen in Charlottesville this summer.