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Distinguished Participants Include: S.E. Cupp, Amy Holmes, Scott Jennings, Seema Nanda, Tom Llamas, Lydia Polgreen, and Dr. Erika Fowler

/EIN News/ -- New York, Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Paley Center for Media today announced that it will present the second program in the James P. Jimirro Media Impact Series: The Midterm Elections 2018: Media and Politics in a Polarized Country, on September 25 at the Paley Center’s New York location. This second program of this annual series will tackle the upcoming midterm elections, which promises to be unlike any Congressional contest in American history.


“The Paley Center for Media provides the perfect setting for this informative program that will feature a balanced discussion with voices from both sides of the political aisle,” said James P. Jimirro. “I’m thrilled to present this program, and look forward to an entertaining and educational conversation the evening is certain to inspire.”

“The 2018 midterm elections will be one of the most significant and historical elections in our nation’s history,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “We’re honored to present this important and timely program, and we are grateful for Mr. Jimirro’s continued commitment to promoting the important role media plays in our society.”

The country remains deadlocked in ideological differences, but unlike recent midterms, citizen engagement continues to be high with members of both parties, as noted in a recent Pew Center study. The Paley Center will gather the top names in journalism and politics including S.E. Cupp, host of S.E. Cupp: Unfiltered; Amy Holmes, host of In Principle; Scott Jennings, Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, CNN political contributor, and conservative columnist; Seema Nanda, CEO, Democratic National Committee; Tom Llamas, anchor of World News Tonight Weekend and ABC News Chief National Affairs Correspondent; Lydia Polgreen, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post; and Dr. Erika Fowler, Professor, Wesleyan University, to discuss the many forces that will be impacting the pivotal 2018 midterm elections including generational and gender divisions. Our participants will particularly assess how the political parties use various forms of media to connect with a diversity of voters and assess what this election foretells for the country’s future. They will also consider how the media represents the candidates of both parties and the public’s desire for change. 

“This year’s election is the most consequential of our lifetime,” said Seema Nanda, CEO, Democratic National Committee.  “I couldn’t be more excited to join the Paley Center and my distinguished fellow panelists for a fruitful, substantive and wide-ranging discussion about the midterms and Democrats’ strategy of organizing everywhere in order to take our democracy back.”

“I am looking forward to discussing the upcoming midterms, and offering perspective on messages that Republicans should use to fend off a tough environment,” said Scott Jennings, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, CNN political contributor, and conservative columnist.

The James P. Jimirro Media Impact Series casts light on the role of media in influencing public thought and behavior. Designed to reach media professionals, students, and the public at large, the series encourages careful consideration of media’s impact on society and, accordingly, fosters more critical viewers and readers.

The evening is by invitations only and open to Paley Members. To learn more about the benefits of Paley Membership including the ability to attend this program, please visit

The event can also be viewed live on the Paley Center’s Facebook page:

Media Contact: Teresa Brady, The Paley Center for Media,, 212-621-6697

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About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

Teresa Brady
                    The Paley Center for Media

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