Press play with Madeleine Brand: More than ever, politics feels like entertainment. Case in point, it’s just been announced that Donald Trump will host Saturday Night Live. An event this past weekend in L.A. called Politicon doesn’t think mixing politics and entertainment is a bad thing. In fact, its motto is “Entertain Democracy.”
Guest: Mike Schlitt, contributor, ‘Press Play’ (@schlitthappenz)
America celebrates its 238th birthday. To mark the occasion, we look back to a time when this wasn’t yet a nation, but still an idea. Writer and director Mike Schlitt gives us a taste of his one-man show “Patriot Act,” billed as everything you’ll ever need to know about US history…in just 20 minutes.
Guests: Mike Schlitt, contributor, ‘Press Play” (@schlitthappenz)
Today’s political ad is only 7 years old, and yet feels like a relic from a long time ago. Barack Obama’s intelligence, integrity and remarkable personal narrative filled many of us with a previously unimaginable degree of hope for the nation. I believe he’s been an excellent president, but the transformative governance I was looking for never actually came. I doubt I’ll ever put that kind of faith in a candidate again.