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    Communicators with Marc Tayer, Part 2

    Marc Tayer talked by video from San Diego about his book, Televisionaries: Inside the Chaos and Innovation of the Digital Revolution, in which he chronicles the story of the growth of digital television and the people who made it happen. The summer of 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of digital television. Mr. Tayer was one of those who helped to create digital TV, working with a company called General Instrument. He talked about the evolution of watching video on tablets and phones as well as at home and some of the trade-offs in privacy with watching over the Internet; set-top boxes; regulation of television and the Internet; the impact of sports on television; the roles of Google, Netflix, and cord-cutting; and how Donald Rumsfeld played a major role. As chairman and chief executive officer of General Instrument he staged the first major test of HDTV at the U.S. Capitol with members of Congress and FCC commissioners present.

    Part two of a two-part interview.

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    Book Discussion on Flawed Convictions

    Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer talks about her book Flawed Convictions, in which she takes a critical look at Shaken Baby Syndrome prosecutions. This interview, filmed on the campus of Northwestern University, is part of Book TV’s College Series.

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    Book Discussion on Blind Conceit

    Star Parker talked about her book, Blind Conceit: Politics and Racial Polarization. Ms. Parker was interviewed at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held in Las Vegas.

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    Newsmakers with Stephanie Schriock

    Stephanie Schriock talked about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the 2016 presidential election, which was being supported by EMILY’s List, and other candidate endorsements in the 2016 election cycle. Topics discussed included the role of women voters in the 2016 election, issues being debated on the campaign trail, the effect of the political focus on Hillary Clinton’s emails, how Vice President Joe Biden’s possible candidacy might affect Hillary Clinton’s race, the appeal of Donald Trump, along with the role of millennials and the impact of negative videos involving Planned Parenthood. After the interview the reporters discussed her responses with the host.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls the news of the day.

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    Climate Change

    David Kreutzer and Dan Weiss talked about the Obama administration’s approach towards climate change and energy issues, as well as President Obama’s upcoming speech in Alaska on the topic. A YouTube video released by the White House about the president’s trip was shown.

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    Campaign 2016

    Michael Bender talked about the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting that was held that weekend to prepare for the 2016 election campaigns. A video clip was shown of former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, speaking August 28, 2015. He also discussed the latest polling numbers which on the Democratic side showed Hillary Clinton in the lead in Iowa but Senator Bernie Sanders ahead in New Hampshire while presidential candidate Donald Trump led in Republican polls. A video clip was shown of Donald Trump speaking the previous day and of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), another candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, speaking August 28, 2015.