Decision 2012: Annenberg live screening of the third presidential debate informs USC community

Well over 200 students, staff, faculty and guests gathered in the East Lobby of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for the third presidential debate, on October 22, 2012. This marked the final debate before Election Day leaving many in the crowd focused intently upon the candidates' performance. After the live screening, a bi-partisan panel discussion convened to gather opinions and thoughts about the debate night proceedings….

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,…

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….