Category Archives: Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Farnsworth Interview Broadcast on C-SPAN

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered an online lecture, "Political Humor and the American Presidency," that was broadcast on C-SPAN. The talk was part of the UMW's "Mary Talks" program.

Watch here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?475970-1/late-night-trump

Farnsworth Lectures on 2020 Elections

Farnsworth Lectures on 2020 Elections

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered an online lecture, "The Exceptional Election Year of 2020: Anger, Protest, Economic Anxiety and Covid-19," for Virginia Revenue Commissioners Conference.

Dr. Farnsworth also has commented on the following national or regional news stories:

Virginia early voting nears 200,000 in first week (WTVR; The Free Lance-Star; WHSV)

164,000 cast ballots in first week of early voting in Virginia (Daily Progress)

Polls show Virginia voters favor Biden (Galax Gazette)

Viewpoints with Todd van der Heyden (CJAD)

Trump to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy (CTV News Channel)

Wittman, Rashid spar on Social Security, climate change, COVID-19 response in 2nd debate (Prince William Times)

The United Nations turns 75 (VOA News)

Wittman, Rashid exchange barbs in Monday night debate (The Free Lance-Star)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87 (CTV News Channel)

Poll of Virginia Voters Favors Biden and Warner; Shows Mixed Support for Mail-In Voting (RVA Magazine)

Virginians to Decide Fate of Controversial Redistricting Amendment (Courthouse News Services)

Expert tells ABC7 rapidly replacing RBG before the election would be ‘unprecedented’ (WJLA)

Virginia sees massive early voting lines ahead of general election (New York Post)

Mary Talks: “Late-Night Humor and the American Presidency”

Join us ONLINE for the first Mary Talk of the 2020-21 academic year!

Our fifth Mary Talks season kicks off with Dr. Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership & Media Studies at UMW, presenting "Late-Night Humor and the American Presidency."

Wednesday, September 16
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Online

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Political humor has been a staple of late-night television for decades. The Trump White House, however, has received significantly greater attention than that of past presidents. In response to Trump’s strident politics, late-night comics have sounded key policy notes, further blurring the boundary between news and satire. Weekly humorists extend the critique with in-depth probing of key issues, while Saturday Night Live continues to tap the progression from outrage to outrageousness. Employing a dataset of more than 100,000 late-night jokes going back decades, Farnsworth will discuss how humorists have treated recent presidencies, how the treatment of Trump differs from that of previous presidents, and how the Trump era is likely to shape the future of political humor.

Note: Online viewing is the only option for this Mary Talk, as we are not conducting any in-person events at this time.

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Farnsworth Lectures Online on Political Humor for Moldova

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered an online lecture, "Presidents and Political Humor," for the U.S. Embassy in Moldova.  Professor Farnsworth, who has also talked with international audiences about US politics, the mass media and political culture in more than a dozen nations on programs funded by the US government, is the co-author of a new book, "Late Night With Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency" (Routledge, 2020).

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

In a red House district, a Democrat tries to siphon votes from a conservative with a ‘biblical world view’ (Washington Post)

At center of postal service furor, Virginia congressman finds an expanding audience (Washington Post)

Republican National Convention (CTV News Channel)

Republican National Convention (CP 24 Toronto)

Biden Vows to Reunite Country (CTV News Channel)

House Panel Launches Contempt Proceedings Against Pompeo (Courthouse News Service)

Year of Fear, Chapter 27: In rural Virginia, a tale of two Congressional districts (Columbia Journalism Review)

Viewpoints with Todd van der Heyden (CJAD Montreal)

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

NY Attorney General Sues to Dissolve NRA (CTV News Channel) 

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger vs. Delegate Nick Freitas – Edition #1 (Virginia Seven Newsletter) 

Trump, Trade and Tariff’s on the Drive with Jock Wilson 9 (CHQR segment on US- Canada Trade)

With Tactics Honed On Climate Change, Ken Cuccinelli Turned to the Portland Streets (Inside Climate News)

Donald Trump v. COVID-19 (CTV News Channel)

Hogan Passes Torch to Cuomo, Reflects on Role of Governors and Trump in the Pandemic (Maryland Matters)

Poll Shows Growing Distrust of Media Among Americans (Courthouse News Service) 

Manhattan D.A. Trump Investigation (CTV News Channel)

Mail-In Voting / COVID And Inequality (WHRO public radio Hear/Say)

Stalemate Over Unemployment Insurance (CTV News Channel)

Trump Pushes for Election Day Delay (CTV News Channel) 

Trump suggested election delay to distract US from worst slump in economy, says Internet: ‘A complete failure’ (MEAWW) 

‘President Pelosi’ trends after Trump suggests delaying 2020 elections, House Speaker would be ‘next in line’ (MEAWW) 

Trump suggests delaying 2020 elections, claims mail-in voting amid pandemic will be ‘incorrect and fraudulent’ (MEAWW) 

Obama slams Trump for pushing ‘nativist, racist, sexist’ fears during private meetings with party donors: Report (MEAWW)