UpFront

The Virginia Governor’s Race and the Changes in Ownership for the Federal Communications Commission

In the wake of the vote for Virginia Governor, UpFront speaks with John Nichols and Jeff Schapiro. Nichols is the Washington Correspondent for The Nation, and Schapiro has a long running career as a political columnist for columnist for The Richmond Times-Dispatch. John Nichols’ article in The Nation discusses some of the electoral outcomes emerging from yesterday’s vote. Long established outlet ownership rules, often eschewed due to the expanded possibility of media consolidation, may be rolled back by the Federal Communications Commission. Craig Aaron, joins this morning show to discuss the specifics. Aaron is President and CEO of Free Press, an organization that works towards press freedom, a free and open internet, and diversity in media ownership. Afterwards, we hear from author and journalist Sasha Polikow-Suransky, in an interview about his latest book Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy. 

  • John Nichols is a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
  • Jeff Schapiro is a journalist for The Richmond Times-Dispatch and has covered politics as a columnist for 30 years.
  • Craig Aaron is President and CEO of Free Press, an organization that works towards press freedom, a free and open internet, and diversity in media ownership.
  • Sasha Polikow-Suransky is a former editor of International Opinion at the New York Times and former senior editor at Foreign Affairs.

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