Democracy Forum 10/8/12

Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters
Engineer: Joel Mann
Issue: Participatory Democracy

Program Topic: Political Advertising and Its Effect on Voters and Elections

Key Discussion Points:
a) How important is political advertising in helping people learn about candidates?
b) How does political advertising work and why is it worth the many millions of dollars being spent on it.
c) Is it good for democracy?
d) What can citizens do?

Guests by name and affiliation:
A) Richard R. Lau, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, fas-polisci.rutgers.edu/lau/.
B) Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, www.asc.upenn.edu/faculty/Faculty-Bio.aspx?id=129.

Call In Program: No

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