Candidates spar in the second presidential debate: live panel of bi-partisan political experts react

The Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, in partnership with Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, welcomed members of the USC community to watch the second in a series of three live screenings of the presidential debates on campus. Immediately following the debate, a bi-partisan panel analyzed the candidate's performance. The USC Political Student Assembly, USC College Democrats, and USC College Republicans helped to arrange the panel discussion, which featured the following participants: Jim Brulte, Former California State Senate and Assembly Republican Leader Garry South, a senior democratic strategist and former senior advisor to California Governor Gray Davis Max Schwartz,…

Live presidential debate screening gathers record numbers of the USC community

Record crowds assembled at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for the election season's first presidential debate, held on October 3, 2012. The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, in partnership with Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, welcomed over 350 members of the USC community throughout the evening, the largest ever debate viewing on the USC campus….

GOP Debates Still Matter Despite Public Fatigue

USC's Annenberg digital news, Neon Tommy, cites CCLP Faculty Fellow Thomas Hollihan in an article about the ever changing political diatribe contributing to the election fatigue of this years' GOP debates. "The people that get fatigued tend to be the reporters that cover them," said Thomas Hollihan. Read the article in full here….