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20 October 2010

What’s Killing American Political Discourse?

For the week of October 24th, 2010

Guest: Ed Schiappa, Chair of the Communication Studies Department at the University of Minnesota

Issues: How political discourse has changed over the past generation; How technology has contributed to the change; How appearances influence perceptions of candidates; How TV focuses unduly on horserace coverage; How the media focuses on the worst of campaigns instead of the best; Why candidate debates are not as interesting as they used to be; How we can improve debates

Part 1

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Part 2

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