Ted Turner. Gwen Ifill. Tom Ridge. Walter Mondale. Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Center for Innovative Media's Conversation Series brings Washington politics and media home in a way not available at any other University. Hosted by SMPA Director and former CNN Bureau Chief, Frank Sesno, this series of live conversations gives SMPA students the chance to ask their questions of our guests. It's a different, and very personal look at Washington.
November 28, 2011: GW alumnus Chuck Todd is the ultimate always-on political reporter and analyst. Interviewed by SMPA Director Frank Sesno, Todd shared his views about President Obama's re-election chances, his pred predictions on which Republican candidates might gain traction, and insight into how he covers politics nearly 24 hours a day.
Part 1 Todd breaks down President Obama's re-election chances, his predictions on which Republican candidates might gain traction, and insight into how he covers politics nearly 24 hours a day.
Part 2 Todd discusses which politician he would most like to interview, his coverage of the death of Osama Bin Laden, and the infamous sneeze incident at the White House with Kathleen Sebelius during the "Lightning Round."
Part 3 Todd discusses the state of journalism in the 21st century and his use of Twitter, then answers a question from the audience about the recent hiring of Chelsea Clinton by NBC.
"Broken Politics, Mixed-Up Media" explored the precarious state of American politics and the impact of changes in the media with alumna CNN correspondent Dana Bash (Political Communication B.A. '93), SMPA Fellow and former U.S. Senator Robert Bennett, former U.S. Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., and GW professor of political science John Sides.
February 7, 2011: From the most powerful podium in the world, these four individuals influenced the news agenda while representing the President of the United States. Come and listen to their insights on making and shaping news as a White House Press Secretary, the government's most visible political communicator. This Conversation Series event will investigate the challenges, history, and politics of the role of the press secretary, and the changing media landscape that covers the White House.
Dana Perino Mike McCurry Ari Fleischer Dee Dee Myers