UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series Episode 4

As part of the UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series Alan Schroeder, professor at the Northeastern University School of Journalism in Boston, presented a talk titled: “Risky Business on the Campaign Trail: Why Candidates Fear Presidential Debates."  Schroeder is the author of several books: Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail (Columbia University Press, 2016), as well as two previous editions, Presidential Debates: 50 Years of High-Risk TV (Columbia University Press, 2008) and Presidential Debates: 40 Years of High-Risk TV (Columbia University Press, 2000); Celebrity-in-Chief: How Show Business Took Over the White House (Westview Press, 2004); and a textbook, Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air (Oxford University Press, 2008). Schroeder has written about a variety of media-related topics for such outlets as the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Politico, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and the Guardian. His work in media and politics extends internationally. He has lectured about the global phenomenon of televised debates in Spain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Colombia, and Peru, and he has testified before the British Parliament about debate structure and sponsorship.  UNLV TV recorded the event and the video will be housed on the UNLV Libraries Digital Scholarship institutional repository.