Stephen Farnsworth, author of [Presidential Communication and Character],and former CNN analyst Bill Schneider, author of [Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable], talked about their books.
U.S. Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Democratic candidate Vangie Williams faced each other for their first debate in Virginia's 1st district race.
Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington and author of [Spinner In Chief], talked about presidential speeches and rhetoric.
Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, talked about the press and the presidency, and the changing media environment on C-SPAN's Washington classroom. The program aired nationally on April 26. This course was a joint educational partnership between C-SPAN, the Washington Center, George Mason University, and Purdue University. The semester focused on "The Presidency, Congress, and Media," examining all facets of politics in the TV and digital age, taking a look at the issues and events shaping the agenda for the next Congress and next round of elections, as well as the historical process of public policy making. Additionally, the class analyzes the changing role of media, especially social media, in shaping public opinion. Link to program
Stephen Farnsworth, Robert Lichter, Rob Richie, and Carolyn Curiel talked about the evolution of presidential debates. They discussed the candidates' performances in the first two presidential debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney, and analyzed prior presidential debates as well. College students in remote classrooms participated in the questioning.
Tiffany Dufu talked about the role of women in modern American politics with students at Purdue University, George Mason University, and the Washington Center for Politics and Journalism.