Biden, the Dems and the Movement for Racial Justice with The New York Times' Astead Herndon

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The ongoing US Presidential election is a tense and provocative political spectacle. Americans are grappling with social and economic upheaval, an unprecedented public health crisis and, according to some observers, the survival of democracy itself. During the final weeks of the campaign, join veteran broadcaster and former CBC Washington Correspondent Alison Smith for a series of three live digital presentations that will examine what’s at stake in this historic campaign and the two wildly different candidates who are running for President. We’ll assess the issues and events that could decide the outcome—and we’ll check in with leading political experts to assess how this heated contest will change America and the world.


Part 2: Biden, The Dems and the Movement for Racial Justice
New York Times National Politics Reporter and CNN Political Analyst Astead Herndon joins Alison to discuss his reporting on the Biden campaign and how the movement for racial justice is shaping the agenda and internal dynamics of the Democratic Party.

About host Alison Smith
A former senior correspondent and network host for the CBC, Alison Smith has reported from every Canadian province and territory and from across the globe. She was a CBC Washington correspondent from 2005 to 2009 and covered the historic election of President Barack Obama. With decades of experience and a deep network of sources, she remains one of Canada’s keenest observers of American politics.

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America Votes: Your guide to the 2020 US Elections, streaming live in three parts from September to November. Hosted by Alison Smith, one of Canada’s leading broadcasters and journalists.

Tickets: Free for Hot Docs Members, $6.99 for non-members (price per event)

Go to Part 1 (Wednesday, September 30) >>

Go to Part 2 (Tuesday, November 10) >>