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was very much a liberal in his politics, very conservative in his religion. he turned the party on its head and it has never gone back. he was really the predecessor to franklin roosevelt, the new deal , and president johnson's great society. in the wall street journal did a feature article comparing obama to bryan. >> the c-span cities were of lincoln nebraska continues tomorrow with the literary life of the state capital. we will look at the letters of novelist, will it have other -- willeck hazer. that starts at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow on c-span. >> tonight, on the communicators, kevin ashton on
the creative process and how that process takes work. >> why did the right brothers fly first and what was the process they used? they were not the first people to have the idea of building a flying machine and they were not the first people to try. why did they succeed where everybody else failed? the answer is, they understood the problem they were trying to solve much better than anybody else. at the end of the day, being creative is not about having ideas in the shower or aha moments or lightning bolts of inspiration, it's about solving problems one step at a time. ofunderstanding the problem a piece of paper which is a problem of balance was the key ght brothers starting on their course that ultimately led to their flying. >> kevin nash and the communicators tonight on c-span two.
tonight, the national urban league conference discussing a range of issues including police brutality and the voting rights act. benjamin crump also discussed voter suppression as well as the importance of voting for local officials. here is a look. are passing all kinds of laws to disenfranchise our the souls tostop the polls, to stop the early voting, to make the voter id, to put police officers at the voting polls, to intimidate us and stop us from voting. at the national bar association, what we are focused on is that we are going to challenge them and we are not concerned about our corporate sponsorship, our status, because the fundamental right in america is your right to vote and vote for the prosecutor, vote for the judge, and we get confused
sometimes with the presidential vote. we think that's the most important vote. you go down to that courthouse, the most important vote in many instances is that da. you are going to decide whether your child goes to jail or not. you don't even get to the judge if the prosecutor barely comes to court. same offense. your boy is going to get fingerprinted and handcuffed and that is all on the prosecutor. you tell me whether it's more important to vote for the prosecutor or the president. you are talking about jury duty? just oneand jury duty, person being in that back room, just one person. in florida we have six and in st. louis they have 12. one african-american who has the courage to say, i am going to be on that jury, i am going to answer every question, and i am going to be fair, and i'm going
to be back in that room and defy the fate of this young black person today makes all the difference in the world because you are votes really do count when you are on jury duty. an event held recently at the national urban league's annual conference in fort lauderdale. you can watch the entire event tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. tonight on c-span2, it's book tv on prime time. starting at 8:30 eastern, lucinda franks on "timeless." then, frank mcadams looks at "vietnam rough riders." after that, pamela newkirk discusses "spectacle." "from jailer to jailed."
tomorrow on washington journal, gretchen morgans and of the new york times talks about her recent piece looking at the federal government home -- affordable home project. then, susan carlson looks at drinking and drug use among pregnant teenagers. after that, john jackson talks about endangered species and big game hunting. washington journal, live tuesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. next, a discussion on how the media has covered the 2016 presidential race so far. from washington journal, this is 45 minutes.
>> lets get your reaction to the debate last week? was it fair? >> i think a lot of people have a mistaken idea of what happened there. i think all the candidates got rough questions. i think people made to look at the transcript again. you can say that some of the questions were hard-hitting, sometimes sensational or personal, but it was a good show. i think they are right to suggest at some level that these are questions evil might expect liberal media moderators to ask. some of them very hard-hitting questions. >> what did you make of that? the effort by the moderators, the fox anchors, to ask questions that many republican viewers were surprised by and disappointed with? >> i know republicans want questions that are substantive,
that would be good. everybody wants substance. everybody wanted to see trump get asked some questions of substance to see how he would deal with them. this has been the problem with .he media coverage so far they're covering trump as a tabloid figure, and all of the wild and crazy things that he says. while trump dominates the coverage, the coverage says, look at how trump is dominating the coverage. i was hoping the debate would broaden out the coverage and allow some candidates some breathing room. host: is that the fault of the media? the moderators? the candidates? guest: i think it is the media. i turned on the tv last night, and saw, "trump dominating the
news." it all feeds on itself on some level. i wouldn't say that coverage of trump has been positive, it has been largely negative, just like the coverage of hillary clinton has been largely negative so far. i think the problem with politics is we don't get enough of it. you get so much stuff that doesn't have anything to do with politics. you have a small hole that has to do with the campaign. the interesting thing about trump running is the amount of coverage of the republican race went up dramatically because they thought that people would find this interesting the way they like thunderstorms, mudslides. host: what is the media missing about these candidates and their campaigns, and the public policy issues? guest: there are a lot of things to talk about. i think one of the things that they are not talking about is just the way the obama presidency has gone.
that is obviously a major issue. if you come in in 2007, and say, let's have a debate and not talk at all about what the bush administration has done, that would be interesting. during the bush years, it was always, every day, what is the latest bush fiasco? whichever president we have, how they decide to use executive power, the way this president has used it is surprisingly noncontroversial. there is a lot more substance. i think the networks today think that the discerning viewer who really wants to see the candidates has lots of choices, they have c-span, youtube, all kinds of ways to get their news. to make their money, they would rather do stories that their consultants tell them will
score with viewers. host: there has been criticism that the real intent of the fox news network and monitors was to whittle the field. we just heard from a viewer that said the media wants us to vote for jeb bush, just like they wanted us to vote for mitt romney. guest: i think there is that feeling at this point in a race. in some cases, it has been more dramatic. in the happy hour debate, the question was, "why are you running for president, you don't have a chance." i certainly would share that concern. it is so early, that is the way -- there are so many things to be discussed, why don't they just -- yeah, policy questions
would be good. i think it's fine to say, why don't we asked the same question of 10 people. i think the concern there was it is not great television. in the republican debate, they thought maybe they would sound a lot alike on these issues. if they said, trade policy, go. that would not be very exciting. we will see if the candidates go onto the next debates, how it will be different. host: the progressive watchdog group, media matters, coming out next, had this on their website -- for the blindly loyal propaganda division to appear for one night as credible. if younda doesn't work know it's propaganda. that wasn't the real fox news. guest: when you take a group that is basically -- hillary clinton boasts that she basically founded media matters. for them to say that anyone is putting out propaganda, that is
pretty rich stuff. the reaction from these people is that it is all a charade, they can't really be this way, it is all an evil and affairs conspiracy -- i just don't buy it. host: how is the media covering hillary clinton's campaign and the democratic nomination process versus the republican candidates and that nomination process? guest: hillary clinton, on the evening news, has the most amount of coverage. she has about 190 minutes of coverage, trump comes in second at 116 minutes. she has dominated the democratic race. if you look at a candidate that has gotten the most positive coverage, not the most amount, that would be bernie sanders. his coverage has been remarkably
positive, about the size of his crowds, and his appeal. the coverage of mrs. clinton has been pretty negative, a lot of that on her e-mails. i think what is remarkable to us is how she has decided to run this campaign, saying, she is not granting interviews or doing sunday shows like donald trump. she will just run and not to much press at all. it is amazing to me that she can get away with that. the media did not have much self-respect when they were roped in on the street. host: she responds on twitter to wherever the debate is happening, in washington, were out of washington, she will come to twitter. what do you make of candidates using that rather than the mainstream media? guest: that can be the most consultant driven material. it is not the same as the back-and-forth with journalists. she is running a very canned
campaign. it's exactly what she did in 2007. they were doing more media back then than what she is doing now. back then, abc had 45 minute town hall meetings with the candidates. republicans never get that kind of airtime. host: we are talking about media politics with tim graham, the media analysis director for the media research center, he is also the executive director of newsbusters and co-author of the book "collusion." you are up first, barb. caller: thank you for taking my call. i have been watching c-span for
years and years. i am what you call one of the old ones because i am in my 70's and have been involved in politics all of my life. i worked for john kennedy, and also bobby. i have changed totally over because i'm not interested in the media and politics being able to tell us what is politically correct. i'm backing trump because he is a leader. as far as the 10 up there, you can pull part of his cabinet from them. they have some sharp ones up there. i'm also a backer of ted cruz, i would love to see him as vice president. other than c-span, we don't get anything that is open to people.
it is basically what ever anyone thinks. we are not talking about what is really wrong in this country right now in all directions. we have to get someone in there who can change it and turn it around. i think trump can. guest: again, i think there's a lot of appeal in trump, and that is where the media comes in. with ross perot, there was this whole notion of running the government as a business. people love this idea of trump because he can be either the guy who takes the nomination and the bull in the china shop, or becomes a third-party candidate like ross perot.
those two scenarios both delight liberal journalists. host: what do you make of barb's sentiment is that there is this antiestablishment, and in that, against the established media. it is not just what is happening in congress or the white house. it is skepticism and cynicism towards the mainstream media. guest: the media has a lot of power. one of the reasons we do what we do is starting with john kennedy, television became a big factor in who becomes president. now, we are at a point where the media seems to want to say who the president will be, but when they become president, the issues are too boring. i don't expect there will be too much heavy coverage of the epa regulations. this is not the kind of story they like to do. they would rather have, what did trump say about megyn kelly's time of the month.
to some extent, it is insulting, really, to the voter. they think, we have a lot of people in the audience who don't vote or vote rarely, so that is not our concern, it is how many times can we get people to watch the red lobster commercial. host: what do you make of the interest in the debate? guest: again, here is a figure, kind of a tablet figure, and what will he say next. you probably had a much higher democratic audience for this than you would normally have for a republican debate because they were looking at what kind of train wreck this would be. i was surprised at how large it was, it was probably twice as large as i expected it to be. we will see if that continues. this is one of the reasons why they are doing so much coverage of trump because they think he is good for their business. host: that is one of the stories
you can find on the media research website. frank is a democrat in colorado. caller: i have a question. trump is entirely a media creation. i was wondering whether you think having someone like donald trump, someone who is otherwise a reality show presenter with a boatload of money, running a viable presidential campaign, does that represent the end of our fair and true democracy and fair and true media coverage in america as we know it? guest: i like the caller who is making the point that trump is being seen as a populist, not a lobbyist. that he gave money to hillary clinton to come to his wedding is what lobbyists expect.
donald trump has the right to run for president. he has one of the things that all the candidates want, he has a very high name. he has been the representative of the new york business community since the 1980's. he has been around a long time. you can see where that media would find him an interesting candidate. it is funny and away because i think journalist think he does it have any experience. he would probably need a lot of education as to how to be president, but they are just enjoying the ride right now and want to see where it goes. i think they all expected that he would not file his campaign finance disclosures. they are riding it. host: houston, texas, a republican. caller: i think is really
important that if you look at the indicator of 24 million watching the debate tells me what i have been knowing for at least two decades now, and that is the problem with the media, and their propaganda for democratic and republican causes. i think we are starting to wake up to the fact and are now rejecting anything that the media is doing, just to show them that we are sincere about what we will look for in a candidate. i will say that i would rather trump than any of the gop well-wishers, such as jeb bush. i think we have to stick
together, and recognize that unless we turn off the abc, cbs, nbc, and cnn, and start really listening to what our hearts are saying, we will find that this country is really going to go downward until we decide it is time we've had enough of what the treasonous media has done. guest: i would not say treasonous, necessarily. again, the problem is -- let's take a look at something like the national debt. this is not a story that they do. you can look at all of the coverage of 2012 and look for the word "deficit," and you will have a hard time. we have this remarkable trillion dollar deficit as far as the eye
can see, and they decided it was not going to be an issue, not going to be on the table. that is something where you say, if the national media would like to represent itself as a referee for politics, it is missing a lot of the time. its main focus is always who is up, who is winning, who said what about who, and the substance gets lost a lot. host: robert, an independent. you are on the air. question or comment? caller: it is about donald trump. he said he owned about x number of businesses. why didn't they ask the rest of the representatives how many businesses do you own, how many people are you hiring? no, they are doing nothing but -- there is not one of them worth voting for except for
trump. he doesn't want their money, he doesn't need their money, he is running his own campaign. he doesn't want anything to do with them. why in the world -- the american citizens can't wake up and realize that we need a man like that in there that knows business, knows how to run business because america is a great big business. host: we understand that, but what do you make of how he is being covered by the television networks, by the print media. caller: i tell you, they are all afraid of him. all of them out there are in the pockets of lobbyists, special interests, and trump isn't. the rest of them, all they want is whatever money the lobbyists and special interests can put in their pockets.
guest: again, i find that completely mind-boggling that you would say, i don't like the lobbyists, i don't like the special interests, let's elect a special interest. it doesn't make sense to me. there is obviously another businessperson in the race, carly fiorina, who was ceo of hewlett-packard. you would have to think the next time when they do polling, she might end up in the first-tier of the debate. i don't think that being a politician somehow disqualifies them. there are a number of governors, governors aren't here in washington, but running governments and their states. i don't think that is a disqualification in any way. host: what about the coverage of carly fiorina? is she being propped up artificially? there have not been many questions about her business
operations.guest: she has to -- about her business operations. guest: she has to talk about being fired. when you get down there in the weeds, they are getting almost no coverage whatsoever. i think this debate performance was one chance for her to get some air time. host: is the coverage of bernie sanders matching the amount of people that are showing up for his events? 12,000 in seattle. guest: i didn't see overnight how they covered him there. this to me presents the only time he gets negative coverage because these black life matters protesters keep showing up. republican voters just don't do that. they're very mannerly and well behaved. they don't try to interrupt your campaign. what the news media won't do is look at it and say, this may be trouble for the democrats.
it really reminds some of us older people of the 1972 convention, not that i was very old at the time, but the convention was a mess because they let people talk until like 2:00 in the morning. host: columbus, georgia, duncan, a democrat. good morning to you. caller: good morning and thank you for taking my call. my comment, for the most part, is about mr. trump's hatred comments and remarks about anyone who says anything negative about him. it is really sad. i was really saddened by the comments that he made in regards to miss kelly. as far as i'm concerned, it was a fair question.
he tends to say a lot of hatred and very ugly things about people, i imagine just because he can. he is a rich man, and all that stuff. you know, i am like a lot of others, it is no excuse for the things that he says. i'm amazed by the people that, according to the polls, have fallen behind him. i understand politics a little bit. i'm a 57-year-old man. i follow it just a tad. our politics has reached a new low with this gentleman here. he gets in these news conferences, and what have you, and in the ones i have watched, he is not saying anything.
host: ok. tim graham? guest: this is the funny part, here we have trump, all over the sunday shows -- is some other candidates got some time to talk, where is mrs. clinton? every time i see mr. trump take tough questions, and that was a tough question, a personal question, and i can understand as a candidate how that can be an upsetting question. other candidates got tough questions. jeb bush got the iraq question. the first thing i would say is where is hillary clinton getting tough questions like this? i think fox news would ask her these questions, if they can, but she is so afraid of the media -- andrea mitchell of nbc who would give her and adoring interview, she is not even willing to do that. the dominant question i would ask right now as a media critic
is why is mrs. clinton allowed to do this, to not speak? that should be a question that any self-respecting journalists should ask. host: and still get coverage? guest: i think there's a lot of questions that she could be asked -- on policy and scandals. you have so many scandals on her. we want to talk about women, there are lots of questions about clinton and women. and, there's a really hard question for democrats about planned parenthood that she has not had to answer. host: we will go next to richard, an independent caller. caller: people are starting to see the light. the republicans and democrats cannot and will not fix problems like securing the border, creating jobs, balancing the budget.
i don't know how long we will be fighting over there in the mideast, and for what, sending troops to die for what? it is very obvious that the political parties have become a cartel. what the people want, their job is to reject the people in the people,protect the protect the country, create the best environment, create jobs. they cannot do that and will not do it. trump, who has been a businessman, and does not seem like he is part of the political act, i think he can. a lot of people think he can. more power to him. from what i hear, it looks like it is 9-10 for him. create a party for the people, for the country, and for the
world. we have been run by this oligarch of cartels for too long, and all they will do is create problems. guest: again, how can the news media cover a balanced budget? how does the news media cover immigration? remarkably slanted coverage of immigration. they don't really want to have a discussion about the negative impact of immigration, whether it is crime by illegal aliens, or the burden on our systems, work if we have issues where people are concerned about culture and whether people speak english language. what you may call a conservative agenda on immigration, the talking points, they will avoid all of those. what we have gotten in coverage of immigration is very sympathetic files of illegal
aliens. that is usually where everything starts. host: a republican from new jersey, go ahead. caller: as someone who lives in a state with very little, if not no, influence, white should i why should i watch these debates? the media pretty much decides the first major candidates, and then the nomination is all about wrapped up on super tuesday. the way the media covers this, why should i care? guest: again, they are the ones running the show at this particular point. obviously the candidates have their own plan. it is true. the interesting thing about all of this is you have 17 candidates, and you ask how many will still be on the ballot at the iowa caucus?
i guess about 15. eight or 10 of them will drop off after two votes. that is a frustrating thing. the voters really don't get much of a right to decide. we don't have these long drawn out primaries. obviously we did in 2008, but that was because people understood that obama would win anyway. they were really concerned in the obama camp of losing. generally, it an instrument leave for people before they even get a roll. i could see very much where you say that i will not have a real input as a voter as to where this thing goes. maybe you have to be a media critic to make media change the way media is run. host: let me bounce this headline off of you, "hillary clinton begins taking risks and
landing some punches." the piece starts by saying she has taken to twitter to call out some of the other candidates. guest: she is not taking any risks right now. anne gearen knows that. she covered her at the state department and covered her as a cheerleader. ann gearen might grew in her legacy, whatever her legacy is. they have focus groups of democrats who can tell you what she accomplished as secretary of state. she flew around a lot, and there are still a lot of questions about benghazi that haven't been answered. that is another one of these issues that congress is investigating, and the news
media is trying to ignore. the clinton scandals, for most networks, they are not interested in covering, though, scandal, the same thing. host: politico had this recent story. the media summer fling with joe biden. his moving personal story and a desire for a more competitive race leads to favorable coverage. guest: that strikes me as democratic nervousness. i don't think any of them -- if you really look, did joe biden run impressive campaign and 1998 or 2008? no. the idea that he would somehow be doing better than jim webb here, except for the fact that he is vice president of the united states.
i think the thing that we find most maddening is the way -- joe biden puts his foot in his mouth about twice a week, and the media says "charming." host: "washington times," their front page -- two failed presidential bids could haunt biden. robert, you're next. caller: thank you. i would like to relay what is going on in the political arena today to what was going on in rome. they built an amphitheater and threw in animals, and people cheered. fox news is just giving yahoos what they want. guest: again, the great thing about the debate is that it actually lets other candidates talk. it would have been better if all of the candidates had gotten equal time.
some of the backers of the candidates were tweeting, where is ted cruz, where is ben carson? with this many candidates, that is the risk, that some get lost in the middle. host: there was one statistic that moderators spoke 31% of the time. guest: that happens a lot. they know that short questions are probably better, in terms of being a hard ball question, the shorter, the better. mrs. graham was upset that candidates didn't answer the questions. obviously, this is something the politicians do, and the consultants tell them, you get your talking points out, whatever the questions are. host: milo in iowa, what do you
think of media and their coverage of the 2016 campaign? caller: good morning. i would just like to remind folks that believe that trump got bad questions -- actually, i thought every question asked in the debate of every one of the candidates was tough. if the folks think that mr. trump got some hard, tough questions, if he gets the nomination, i would like to remind him that the liberal hounds of hell will be unleashed on donald trump if he gets the nomination. the ammunition that he is giving them right now -- i mean, if we thought it was bad with romney, this will exceed anything. right now, and there's a gentleman the called and earlier about the treasonous media, which i'm sorry, i have watched and really great attention, especially over the last six years, and i totally agree.
it is really a bad name on journalism. it is too bad that is how it is. mr. trump will have a very hard time if he is the nominee. guest: i think i would put money on that prediction as well. if mr. trump is the republican nominee, and doesn't run for an independent party -- they waited until mitt romney was the nominee for the party to run a story. he was the only plausible republican candidate who didn't get an attack until that lay in -- late in the race. in our book, we talk about how every republican candidate, who rose to the top of the polls, got hit with an investigative
journalism thing. it was bush with the painted rock. rick santorum's wife lived with an abortionist. i think it is likely that we get all kinds of story from trump's life if you were to get the nomination. host: isn't that the role of the media? as they rise, they let the potential voters know that this is the other side, things that could be caught rishel for you. -- controversial for you. guest: this is where the pick and choose comes in. these are not the stories they will want to do about the clintons -- how is bill clinton behaving now is not a story they will be out there searching to find. what hillary clinton did with the law firm records is not as interesting as what mitt romney did with the scissors in 1955.
the democrats get a different standard on personal behavior, on scandals, on policy positions than republicans get. for example, the michele bachmann piece. a gay activist group sent a hidden camera in, and abc did a huge story on it. these are the same people that don't want to cover a hidden camera inside planned parenthood. they have a very demanding double standard on what they decide the new should be. host: is it because republicans run on morals? guest: that is part of it, but the question you would ask yourself is -- mrs. clinton is running on feminism. it is just as much of a moral issue in a different way. certainly, the idea that the
democrats will run on populism -- the newspapers are doing them but the networks have not been that interested in them right now. the republicans will use that against mrs. clinton. donald trump will compare wealth. host: welcome to the conversation. you're on the air with tim graham. caller: my question is, have any news reporters looked into the possibility of hillary clinton half campaign people being --
hillary clinton's campaign people being behind the #blacklivesmatters' disruptions at bernie sanders' rallies? i think hillary clinton's people are behind it, because he is gaining on her. he has more people that turn out for his rallies than she does. and i firmly believe that her people are behind the #blacklivesmatters disruptions at bernie sanders' rallies. guest: i suppose what we need to disprove that is a #blacklivesmatter process at a hillary clinton event -- protest at a hillary clinton event. i think the #blacklivesmatter movement -- first of all, that's a very insulting hashtag. then when you say "all lives matter," they get very upset.
if you're going to run for the democrats and say, elect us for president, we think all cops are murderers -- that's not going to play. the evidencet coming from the michael brown , you don't look at the fact that he reached inside the car for the gun. again, this kind of truth is a racist narrative, then we are going to ignore it. then you don't get news. host: dave, a democrat in michigan. good morning. caller: good morning. tim, obviously, you have a point of view. may i point out first that your comparison of what happened to bush in 2007 to 2008 is just off skew. back then, we had record home foreclosures, record job loss, a
six-year war that was supposed to last six months. you wonder why bush wasn't taking heat? the stock market was falling. my last point is, with bernie sanders, why isn't the so-called liberal media just covering bernie sanders? the media seems to not be covering him at all. host: we will take both of those points. guest: bernie sanders is getting covered. they are trying to figure out whether he represents a real threat to mrs. clinton. they have this nervousness, can she do it? they had the same nervousness around bill. these stories are stories they don't want to do. but bernie sanders has gotten a lot of coverage.
again, nobody is going to ask the question, like, so the democratic party is a socialist party? these people say the republicans are extreme. the democrats seem extreme if they are running as self-described socialists, as the phenomenon drawing attention and building large crowds. doesn't that say something about perhaps the democrats are out of touch? this is a capitalist country, last i checked. host: good morning, howard. caller: good morning. the question i have is, for the media, do some research on the good old boy concept in washington between the republicans and the democrats. it doesn't make any difference how much wrongdoing, how many mistakes they make, or whether it is negligence, like hillary in benghazi. they just use them for talking points. they never filed any charges.
like the irs, there are no charges filed. or there are no charges filed against hillary. as far as trump, if you will read almost any book on how to be successful, it tells you do not associate with failures. associate with successful people and they will help you become successful, and trump is the most successful one of the bunch that is running. and god bless him for exercising his right for free-speech. host: all right. guest: the question i wanted in that was the bankruptcy. again, populists answer the question, yeah, i use the bankruptcy laws in my favor. most americans don't do billion dollars bankruptcies. that's where you do wonder. the assessment of his business
record is going to be something that will get more in the media. host: tim graham and others at mrc.org and newsbusters.org. you can follow tim graham on twitter, @newsbusters. thank you for your time. guest: thank you, greta. >>, tomorrow on washington journal, gretchen mortensen talks about her piece on the affordable home program. susan carlson looks at a new study examining drinking and drug use among pregnant teenagers. that, john jackson talks about endangered species and big-game hunting. we will take your phone calls, facebook comments, and tweak -- eets all in washington journal. communicators,he
author and british technology pioneer kevin ashton on the creative process and how that process takes work. brothersd the wright fly first and what was the process they used? they were not the first people to have the idea of building a flying machine and they were not the first people to try. why did they succeed where everybody else failed? they understood the problem they were trying to solve much better than anyone else. at the end of the day, being creative is not about having ideas in the shower or aha moments or lightning bolts of inspiration. it's about solving problems one step at a time. understanding the problem of a piece of paper which is a problem of balance was the key for the wright brothers starting on their kohl's -- course that ultimately led them to fly. tonight on the
communicators on c-span2. today, hillary clinton held a townhall meeting in new hampshire on the cost of higher education. women's spoke about issues and what some of the republican candidates have said in the past few days. here is a look. >> while what donald trump said is outrageous,ly what the republicans are saying about all women is also outrageous rate they brag about slashing women's health care funding. they say it would force women who have been raped to carry their rapist's child and we don't hear any of them supporting raising the minimum wage, paid leave for new parents, access to quality child care, equal pay for women, or anything else that will help to give women a chance to get ahead. kelly is a strong woman
and more than capable of defending herself against donald trump. i am worried about what republican policies would do to the rest of america's women and i will continue to's doubt and be cap about that -- continue to aboutup and speak out that on this campaign and in the white house. >> that is just part of what hillary clinton had to say during her townhall meeting in new hampshire. see the rest of the meeting tonight on c-span. with the senate in its august rake, we will feature book tv programming with nights in primetime on c-span2 starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. at the end of the summer, look for to book tv special programs. we are live from our nation's capital for the 15th annual national book festival followed on sunday with our live in depth program with former second lady
and senior fellow at the american enterprise institute, lynne cheney. >> no one sees them, reverend -- c-span, reverend al sharpton and others. and then presidential candidate hillary clinton talking about college costs. and then media coverage of the presidential race. sharpton and civil rights activists talk about african-american views of the criminal justice system. this event, a part of the national urban league conference held last month in fort lauderdale, florida. first speaker absolutely needs no introduction whatsoever.