On today's show:
A Fiery Ad Interrupts The Democratic Debate
(Starts at :45)
John Horn talks with Brian Steinberg of Variety about the controversial ad that ran on select ABC affiliates during the Democratic candidate debate Thursday night, attacking Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The ad was sponsored by a conservative political action committee. Steinberg talks about network standards and practices regarding political ads.
The Character-In-Chief In The White House
(Starts at 7:45)
John talks with New York Times TV critic James Poniewozik about his new book, “Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television and the Fracturing of America”: "Try to understand Donald Trump as a person with psychology and strategy and motivation, and you will inevitably spiral into confusion and covfefe. The key is to remember that Donald Trump is not a person. He’s a TV character."
A Show That Demands Close Listening
(Starts at 18:45)
“This Close” is a dramedy on the Sundance Channel about two best friends navigating love and life in Los Angeles. On its face, that may sound like a familiar — even generic — plot - but the show is anything but. It’s the first of its kind: a TV show starring, created and written by deaf people. Josh Feldman and Shoshannah Stern are the creators and leads of "This Close" and The Frame contributor Ari Saperstein has their story.