Washington Classroom with Ann Compton
Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana,… read more
Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class.
Ann Compton, White House correspondent for ABC News, talked about the relationship president and the press, covering key presidential moments from President Ford to President Obama. Several video clips were shown.
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. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Ann Compton Correspondent ABC News->White House
- Carolyn Curiel Clinical Professor Purdue University->Brian Lamb School of Communication
- S. "Bob" Robert Lichter Professor George Mason University->Communication
- Steven Scully Associate Faculty Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
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