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by Julia Pyper, Host/Producer of the Political Climate podcast The Golden State is in a dark place. Power outages recently took place amid a historic heatwave, followed by a spate of devastating wildfires. These crises come on top of persistently high COVID-19 case numbers and a budget crunch. But despite these challenges, California has the […]
If you’ve taken a look at a newspaper or turned on cable news in the past month it’s difficult to spot a headline that doesn’t have to do with impeachment. Sure, impeachment is an important issue but cable news, in particular, has honed in so profoundly on the topic that it’s left little room for […]
Why This Matters: The entire 12-hour marathon of Climate Forum coverage by MSNBC set a high watermark (bad pun) for other news organizations covering climate change. They also devoted two hours in prime time to climate change, as well as stationing correspondents to report in live from remote locations from Greenland to Guatemala. Moderators Ali Velshi and Chris Hayes did both deep dives into the substance of candidate plans and also got the candidates to open up personally about what drives their interest in and passion for this issue. MSNBC also sweat the details on the production of the Forum – with a visually beautiful set and fantastic live connections to students stationed at the University of Southern California, the University of New Hampshire, and Iowa State University in order to have student voices from coast to coast. We hope other news organizations will at least meet this standard from now on.
Next week, Tom Steyer will be with MSNBC, New York Magazine and Our Daily Planet, at Georgetown University for #ClimateForum2020 – a chance for students to question Democratic Presidential candidates about their ideas and plans to tackle the climate crisis. We were fortunate to get an exclusive preview of what he will say. ODP: Are […]
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