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Media Influence on Elections

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Media Influence on Elections The media is playing a large role in national politics this year. They are often vilified for both digging too deep into candidate's lives and background and for not asking tough enough questions of the candidates. We'll look at the role of the media in politics. Guests Dr. Dan Grano - Asst. Professor of Communication, UNC Charlotte Jim Morrill - Political Writer, The Charlotte Observer Tim Boyum - News Anchor, News14 Carolina Bob Garfield - Co-host, On The Media Political Websites recommended by our guests: RealClearPolitics.com FactCheck.org PolitiFact.com NYTimes.com/politics