Professor Steinhorn: How did we get here


American University School of Communication Professor Lenny Steinhorn talks about where the nations goes now, after such a divisive campaign.

Steinhorn has worn dual caps during the long exhausting campaign season. He teaches a popular political campaign course and works as political pundit for CBS News.

Looking ahead, the new president will have to go beyond campaign mode to governing a divided nation. To do so, Steinhorn says, will take a broader view that tries to bridge the gap between viewpoints for the nation as a whole. He gives his assessment of how that would work if Clinton wins or if Trump wins the presidency.

In Steinhorn’s SOC course, “Presidential Campaign 2016: Inside the War Room and the Newsroom,” students write about topics from media coverage to the fight in battleground states. Each week the class is live streamed on the website of local CBS affiliate WUSA-TV.
He talks about what his college-age students are saying about the campaign.

Steinhorn’s expertise includes American politics, culture and media, strategic communication, the presidency, race relations, the 1960s, and recent American history. He is the author of The Greater Generation: In Defense of the Baby Boom Legacy,  and co-author of By the Color of Our Skin: The Illusion of Integration and the Reality of Race.

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