Chris Stirewalt, The Dispatch (Former Fox News Political Editor)

October 5, 2021   Matthew Chervenak

  • Congressional Reform
  • Video
  • 0:14 – Background
  • 1:21- Areas of Research
  • 3:47 – Covering local politics to national politics
  • 5:35 – Media and Congress
  • 10:18 – What was the role of party playing in regards to media outlets?
  • 18:09 – How has congressional reporting changed?
  • 22:19 – Does less local coverage make it harder for constituents to learn about their members’ congressional activities?
  • 26:33 – How can accountability be brought back to local news?
  • 29:50 – What trends are causing the change in news reporting today?
  • 37:10 – Trends of journalism recently
  • 39:50 – Transparency in Congress
  • 46:14 – Transparency around data in Congress
  • 50:35 – Populism and how its played out in Congress
  • 54:29 – Can populism take place on a local level?
    [Lightning Round]
  • 58:56 – What do you think congressional representation should mean?
  • 1:01:07- How would your ideal Congress allocate its time?
  • 1:04:11 -How should debate, deliberation, or dialogue occur or be structured in Congress
  • 1:05:53 – What fundamental institutional improvement should Congress make within the next 50 years?
  • 1:07:46 -What book or article most shaped your thinking with respect to congressional reform?
  • 1:08:09 – Long Term Plans

Listen to the podcast version of this interview.

Stirewalt-transcript