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Nicole Hemmer

Season 2 – Episode 4
ABC Broadcast in Charlottesville on Sunday, January 29, 2017
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Author, historian and reporter Nicole Hemmer joins Coy to discuss Donald Trump, Twitter, fake news, and the challenges now facing America. Hemmer’s most recent book is “Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics.” Hemmer is an Associate Professor of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, a Contributing Editor for U.S. News & World Report, and a Columnist at Vox.



CoyBarefootShowThe Center for Media and Citizenship, in cooperation with Gray Television’s Newsplex of Charlottesville, proudly produces The Coy Barefoot Program. The show is broadcast each Sunday morning at 10am on ABC16 in Charlottesville and on Thursday evenings at 9pm on WVPT-PBS.  Hosted by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Coy Barefoot, the program offers exclusive, extended conversations exploring the news, issues and ideas in Charlottesville and beyond. The show’s Executive Producers are Coy Barefoot and Siva Vaidhyanathan. You can watch the Sunday morning premiere each week live online at this link.

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