Johnny Carson and Political Humor (C-SPAN)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington examined Carson’s use of political humor and how it shaped the narrative on political issues. The talk was part of the “Great Lives” series at Mary Washington and was drawn from Dr. Farnsworth’s co-authored new book, “Late Night with Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency.” The segment aired on C-SPAN on April 4, 2021.

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