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National Archives: The Credibility of the Fourth Estate, Past and Present

  • William G. McGowan Theater Washington, D.C. (map)

What is the role of traditional media in our 21st century representative democracy?  How are we receiving our political information and from which sources?  If our information already has a partisan bend, how can we determine whether the information we received is news or rather an editorial? How do politicians in the current news environment spread their message? These, and many other questions, will be the foundation of a conversation involving former Members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle, along with media representatives and issue experts.  

Panelists include: Charlie Dent (R-PA, 2005-2018), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT, 2013-2019), Scott Klug (R-WI, 1991-1999), Denise Lenoir Tolliver (Communications Director for Rep. Brenda Lawrence), and Tom Glaisyer (Democracy Fund).

Moderated by: Dan Lippman of POLITICO

Presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.

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