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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT

Participants:  
James Carville, Democratic Strategist; Podcast Cohost, 2020 Politics War Room  
Michael Goodwin, Columnist, NY Post; Contributor, Fox News 
Amy Holmes, Writer, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher; Political Columnist, Swiss Weekly, Die Weltwoche, Spectator USA
Frank Luntz, Contributor, Fox News, CNBC, Host, Fridays with Frank 
Michael Steele, Former Chairman, Republican National Convention; Political Analyst, MSNBC 
Moderator: Marie Hardin, Dean, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Penn State University

On the sixtieth anniversary of the first televised presidential debate, between Kennedy and Nixon, this fall Americans will experience presidential debates like no others. As Americans navigate a transformed political landscape, the pandemic, and civil unrest, the debates are designed to shed light on the candidates, their positions, and fitness for office. Our prominent panelists, from all sides of the political spectrum, will engage in a live Town Hall to consider ways to make the debates more effective and enlightening for voters.​ Questions will be fielded from all over the country to help form the discussion.

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2020 Virtual Events

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September 15, 2020

PaleyImpact: COVID-19 and the Presidential Election

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September 4, 2020

PaleyImpact: Health Tech in the Age of COVID-19

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August 13, 2020

Journalism Worth Saving: What Business Model Works Best for the American People?

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August 6, 2020

What Can We Do to Make News Work for Americans?

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August 1, 2020

BET: Uniting Brands and Networks for Change

Part of Paley@Home presented by Citi

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June 25, 2020

The Impact of Journalism: How Reporters on the Front Lines Are Keeping the Public Informed

Part of Paley@Home presented by Citi

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June 8, 2020

Educate, Inform, and Make an Impact: The Role of Media

Part of Paley@Home presented by Citi

2019 Events

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September 17, 2019

Media Bias: Fact or Fiction?

Part of The James P. Jimirro Media Impact Series

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February 7, 2019

Eyewitness: Documenting the Holocaust on Film

Special Thanks

PaleyImpact is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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PaleyImpact is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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The James P. Jimirro Media Impact Series: Media Bias: Fact or Fiction?; Eyewitness: Documenting the Holocaust on Film; The James P. Jimirro Media Impact Series:The Midterm Elections 2018: Media and Politics in a Polarized Country; The State of Local TV News: Innovation & Investigative Journalism

Past Events

The State of Local TV News: Innovation & Investigative Journalism

October 16, 2018

The Midterm Elections 2018: Media and Politics in a Polarized Country

Part of The James P. Jimirro Media Impact Series

September 25, 2018

Eyewitness: Documenting the Holocaust on Film

December 6, 2017

From STEM to SCREEN: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Creators

December 2, 2017

From STEM to SCREEN: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Creators

October 14, 2017

On the Record: The State of Press Freedom

October 3, 2017

The James P. Jimirro Media Impact Series: Clash of the Titans: The Continuing Tensions Between the Presidency and the Press

September 27, 2017

The Future of Local News: Trust, Truth, and the Bottom Line

May 8, 2017

Hidden Figures: Student Screening & Panel Discussion

December 10, 2016

From STEM to SCREEN: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Creators

December 3, 2016

Advancing the Story: The Next Chapter in Media Impact

November 2, 2016

From STEM to Screen: Inspiring Tomorrow's Creators

October 15, 2016

Media RX: Breaking Down Stereotypes of Mental Illness on TV

October 13, 2016

Fueling Extremism in a Wired World

September 27, 2016

Cracking the Code: Diversity, Hollywood & STEM: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Edition

June 11, 2016

The Next Big Thing in Journalism: Follow the Data

December 9, 2015

A Wider Net: Inclusion & Innovation in Tech

October 22, 2015

Cracking the Code: Diversity, Hollywood & STEM

October 3, 2015

Tech It Out: 2016 Voting Innovation & Outreach

September 30, 2015

The Next MacGyver Competition: Pitches, Panels, Party & Winners Revealed!

July 28, 2015

Cracking the Code: Media Portrayals of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

February 21, 2015

Rough Justice: Media and the Realities of Prison Life

December 15, 2014

Cracking the Code: Media Portrayals of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

December 8, 2014

The Delicate Balance: Media, Security, and Freedom in a Post-9/11 World

September 22, 2014

News Reporting and Navigating Risk: How Women Journalists Stay Safe in Hostile Environments

September 18, 2014

Media Rx: Access to Medicine through Entertainment

April 21, 2014

Media Rx: Access to Information and Medicine

December 9, 2013