February 22, 2018

The Forum Podcast - Don Lemon

Sam Kessler '19 (L) and IOP Resident Fellow Aisha Moodie-Mills (C) in conversation with CNN's Don Lemon (R) in the JFK Jr. Forum.

News junkies around the country tune in each night to catch Don spar with political pundits and policymakers on CNN Tonight, which he anchors weekdays during prime-time.

Friday night at the IOP, we turned the tables on Don by asking him to trade the anchor desk for the interview chair. What followed was a frank and wide-ranging conversation, co-moderated by Aisha Moodie-Mills, IOP Spring Resident Fellow ‘19, and Sam Kessler ‘19, a Harvard student and former Harvard Political Review president. Lemon also took several questions from the JFK JR. Forum audience in attendance.

We titled the conversation: "Race, Media, and Politics." It was a timely and relevant conversation topic and a critical dialogue to be engaged in, as we conclude Black History Month and enter a Presidential election cycle.