This Week on One Detroit:
On the one-year anniversary of the assault on the United States Capitol by protestors, One Detroit Managing Editor Christy McDonald and contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley examine the aftermath of our democracy and the long-term consequences of the events surrounding the 2020 election in a special one-hour episode. Go inside the TCF center on election night with reporters from the Detroit Free Press; hear from U.S. Congress members at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 assault; and hear a roundtable on the state of our democracy, misinformation, trust in media, and more.
It was an unprecedented scene in American history. As news coverage across the nation turned its focus to the TCF Center in Detroit on election night 2020, weary poll workers counted votes under stress while angry protestors pounded on the glass windows of the city’s major convention center trying to disrupt the process. Could protesting the results of the election have led to the attack at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6? Detroit Free Press reporters and video journalists take us inside the TCF Center on election night to provide unparalleled coverage of our democracy on the verge of chaos.
One Detroit Managing Editor Christy McDonald moderates a roundtable discussion with contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley on the state of our nation’s democracy. Plus, Stephen and Nolan speak with Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence and Congressman Fred Upton, respectively, about being at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. The congress members address the attacks, express their feelings about the state of our democracy, and discuss how the attacks have affected our democracy’s trajectory.
One Detroit’s Christy McDonald sits down with Detroit Free Press Vice President and editor Peter Bhatia as well as University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy Dean Michael Barr to discuss the rampant spread of misinformation around the 2020 election, the attacks to our democracy we saw at the TCF Center and U.S. Capitol, and the importance of having trustworthy media and more citizen involvement to sustain a healthy democracy.
“Election 20/20: Detroit to DC” produced in collaboration with the Detroit Free Press.
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