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Firing Line forum: Examining The Electoral College

26m 46s

Margaret Hoover moderates a forum at Hofstra U. on whether the Electoral College should be abolished. Save our States founder Trent England argues to keep it while the New York Times’ Jesse Wegman supports replacing it with a national popular vote.

Episodes

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    Firing Line forum: Examining The Electoral College

    S2024 E23 - 26m 46s

    Margaret Hoover moderates a forum at Hofstra U. on whether the Electoral College should be abolished. Save our States founder Trent England argues to keep it while the New York Times’ Jesse Wegman supports replacing it with a national popular vote.

  • Jonathan Haidt: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jonathan Haidt

    S2024 E22 - 26m 46s

    Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt discusses his new book, “The Anxious Generation,"" which explores how social media and phone-based parenting led to Gen Z's mental health crisis. He says young brains have been rewired and calls for societal change.

  • George Conway: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    George Conway

    S2024 E21 - 26m 46s

    Conservative attorney George Conway defends the merits of the New York hush money case against Trump as the verdict nears. He calls the former president a narcissist who is unfit for office and says a second term would make the nation ungovernable.

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Doris Kearns Goodwin

    S2024 E20 - 26m 46s

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses “An Unfinished Love Story,” her new book examining the 1960s through the eyes of her late husband, presidential speechwriter Richard Goodwin. She reflects on how history inspires hope.

  • Fareed Zakaria: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fareed Zakaria

    S2024 E19 - 26m 46s

    Journalist Fareed Zakaria discusses his book, “Age of Revolutions,” and says technological, political, and cultural upheaval may make now the most revolutionary time in history. He urges Biden to change his policies on the border and on Israel.

  • Frank Bruni: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Frank Bruni

    S2024 E18 - 26m 46s

    NYT columnist Frank Bruni discusses his new book, The Age of Grievance, about the culture of victimhood in American politics and society, including on college campuses. He examines its effects and offers solutions for overcoming this divisive trend.

  • Stephen Richer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Stephen Richer

    S2024 E17 - 26m 46s

    Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, a Republican who has taken heat from the GOP for rejecting election lies, discusses the new indictment of Trump allies in Arizona over attempts to overturn the 2020 election and preparations for the 2024 race.

  • Melissa Murray: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Melissa Murray

    S2024 E16 - 26m 46s

    Constitutional scholar Melissa Murray discusses Donald Trump’s first criminal trial in Manhattan, the importance of jury selection, the political implications of trying a former president, and what to expect in Trump’s three other criminal cases.

  • Coleman Hughes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Coleman Hughes

    S2024 E15 - 26m 46s

    Coleman Hughes, podcast host and author of “The End of Race Politics,” argues for a colorblind America. He critiques affirmative action and DEI, calls some anti-racism efforts “neoracist,” and discusses why he prefers class-based policies.

  • Ari Wallach: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ari Wallach

    S2024 E14 - 26m 46s

    Futurist and author Ari Wallach discusses his PBS series “A Brief History of the Future,” exploring innovations and ideas, from 3-D printed homes to fusion energy, that could solve our biggest challenges and lay the foundation for a better tomorrow.

  • Jonathan Haidt: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jonathan Haidt

    S2024 E13 - 26m 46s

    Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt discusses his new book, "The Anxious Generation," which explores how social media and phone-based parenting led to Gen Z's mental health crisis. He says young brains have been rewired and calls for societal change.

  • Firing Line forum: Examining The Electoral College: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Firing Line forum: Examining The Electoral College

    S2024 E12 - 26m 46s

    Margaret Hoover moderates a forum at Hofstra U. on whether the Electoral College should be abolished. Save our States founder Trent England argues to keep it while the New York Times’ Jesse Wegman supports replacing it with a national popular vote.

Extras + Features

  • Bill Nye: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bill Nye

    S2019 E314 - 26m 46s

    Science educator Bill Nye joins Firing Line to discuss the science and impact of climate change. The former host of Bill Nye the Science Guy talks about the role of innovation, investment, policy and education in addressing the problem. Nye also explains why he debates climate change skeptics and evolution deniers.

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