Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Paul Dergarabedian - box office analyst

The past week has seen an outpouring of emotions by Americans, many of whom are still shell-shcoked by the outcome of the election.  So what did they do?  They went to the movies, in huge numbers. Either there are particularly good films out at the moment or there was something attractive about retreating, en mass to a large room with copious amounts of popcorn. What just happened? I spoke to comScore's senior media analyst, Paul Dergarabedian.

Dean Ernest Wilson

Dr Ernest Wilson is a professor of political science and Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Professor Wilson advised President Obama’s transition team on matters of communication technology and public diplomacy and he is the author of numerous books on subjects as diverse as the information revolution and US foreign policy. Had the US election turn out differently, Prof. Wilson would have been involved in the Hilary Clinton's transition to power. He offers an insider's view as Donald Trump builds a team to govern America and also discusses the "gut" responses of students at USC to the election.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Election night at USC Annenberg

I spent election day at the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism at the University of Southern California.  Students and academics shared their reaction to the momentous events of the night and the election of Donald Trump.




Friday, November 4, 2016

Kathryn Walt Hall interview


Politics, wine and water - Kathryn Walt Hall, author and former US Ambassador to Austria,  discusses her new book, A Perfect Score - the story of a husband and wife team's climb from amateur wine-makers to vintners at the top of their game.