Polarization and the Media in American Politics: A Conversation with Michael Smerconish
Michael Smerconish is one of the nation’s most visible media personalities, with a daily radio show on Sirius/XM and a Saturday CNN show. He also provides analysis on CNN for big events, writes columns and books, and more. Maybe most uniquely: Michael is one of the few voices in the media who can’t be pigeonholed ideologically.
He’ll be fielding questions on what it’s like to be somewhere in the center in our increasingly ideological media, how the media shapes our politics, what we can do to build a media that better serves the public, and whether prominent figures should be blacklisted from the media if they can’t tell the truth. We’ll also cover the state of politics and whether our two party system is capable of representing Americans like him in 2023. Michael will also field questions from the audience.
Sponsored by: the Gamba Family Red and Blue Exchange, an initiative of the SNF Paideia Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Made possible by the Gamba Family and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
This event is open to the Penn community in person. Others can attend virtually. It will be recorded and posted to our website for viewing after.
Date: Monday October 2, 5-6:30 PM
Location: Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) Auditorium, 133 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Promo code: When registering, be sure to use the event promo-code, SNFPaideiaOCT2