Cable TV politics, Republican presidential plans

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People gather in a park outside of the U.S. Capitol to watch the Jan. 6 House committee investigation in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2022. Millions of people have tuned into the televised hearings. Jose Luis Magana/ AP News

We talk to the author of a book that explores the impact of cable television on political polarization. Then, a policy analyst helps us better understand a conservative plan for a Republican presidency.

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    In April, a conservative think tank called the Heritage Foundation unveiled the blueprint for Project 2025—a game plan to be used if a Republican is elected president in the next election.

    The more than 900-page report outlines how conservatives might boost executive power and deconstruct the administrative state from the moment a Republican president is sworn in.

    We talk to a public policy expert about what’s in the plan, the likelihood of it being enacted, and how it would affect how we’re governed.

  • How cable television has shaped American politics

    The author of a new book walks us through how the cable industry came to be such a dominant force in American politics, from Watergate to Fox News.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Donald Kettl Guest
  • Kathryn Cramer Brownell Guest

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