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July 9th, 2017 by Cherry

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I am looking forward to attending the 2017 Politicon (www.politicon.com), the “Unconventional Political Convention,” that is headlined by Adam Carolla and a multitude of The Daily Show contributors for the upcoming third annual convention (July 29 -30). Millions of fans have been watching late night shows, comics and reading posts from a variety of viewpoints. Longtime wonks and newly passionate voters have the opportunity to not only attend panels, socialize with other attendees and the Democracy Village. I’ve perused the announced panels and have a couple of my ‘must attend’ (see below). CNN will take over the Democracy Village stage for an entire day of programming on Saturday, July 29 featuring Jake Tapper, Chris Cillizza, Brianna Keilar, Dylan Byers, Hunter Schwarz, and Kate Bennett. To close out the day, Jake Tapper will host a special edition of CNN’s Politics on Tap a barroom event series that pairs powerhouse political figures with an intimate crowd for an interview over cocktails. Tickets are available for purchase online ($50 per day or $80 for the weekend): www.politicon.com/tickets/ The first 5,000 people to purchase Politicon tickets will also receive a complimentary copy of CNN’s bookUnprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything upon entry to Politicon in July.
“I don’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, liberal or conservative, as long as you’re not stupid and you’re not a liar,” Adam Carolla said. “I can’t wait to get to Politicon to knock some sense into these people!”

2017 POLITICON SCHEDULE

THE OBAMA LEGACY
JULY 29 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

TOURÉ

ALEJANDRA CAMPOVERDI

ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES

JEN PSAKI

JOHN PHILLIPS

MICHAEL STEELE

LIBERTY HALL
MR. TRUMP, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL
JULY 30 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

KRYSTAL BALL

ACLU

JESSE LEE PETERSON

JULISSA ARCE

REP. TED LIEU

VANN NEWKIRK

FREEDOM HALL
SATIRE IN THE AGE OF TRUMP
JULY 30 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

AL MADRIGAL

DOUG MCINTYRE

JASON GEORGE

MICHAEL LOFTUS

LIBERTY HALL
Image result for donald trump speech crowdDECONSTRUCTING: HOW TRUMP WON
JULY 30 – 1:30 – 2:30 PM
CIVIC AUDITORIUM

MIKE ALLEN

BILL KRISTOL

JAMES CARVILLE

JASON MILLER

JOEL POLLAK

PAUL BEGALA

 

To date, Politicon has announced well-known participants from across the political spectrum including James Carville, Ann Coulter, Tomi Lahren, Pod Save America, Congressman Ted Lieu, Symone Sanders, Michael Steele, Bill Kristol, David Frum, Robert Davi, Krystal Ball, Guy Benson, Jen Psaki, Dr. Alveda King, Bob Shrum, Touré, Amy Holmes, Scottie Nell Hughes, Sally Kohn, Elisha Krauss, Greg Proops, Malcolm Nance, and Anthony Scaramucci.

Adam CarollaThe Adam Carolla Show podcast & No Safe Spaces documentary

Anthony Atamanuik ‒ Trump impersonator & star of Comedy Central’s The President Show

Roy Wood Jr.The Daily Show

Michelle WolfThe Daily Show

Jordan CarlosThe Colbert Report & The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

Grace ParraThe Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

Lizz WinsteadThe Daily Show co-creator

Trae Crowder ‒ author of The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin’ Dixie Outta the Dark

Al MadrigalThe Daily Show & co-creator of All Things Comedy podcast network

Jena FriedmanThe Daily Show & Late Show with David Letterman

Greg ProopsThe Smartest Man in the World podcast & Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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October 8th, 2015 by Cherry

 

It’s two full days of panels, comedy, art, book signing and thoughtful discussion from both sides of the spectrum. The schedule is so full of events and a lineup of MUST see people that you are going to want to split yourself in thirds … heck in to FIVE to see everything! Here’s a list of my panels that I MUST see!

Friday

3PM

THE ART OF THE CAMPAIGN SPEECH PRESENTED BY IUPAT

Learn what it takes to write speeches for candidates and elected officials from the best in the business: Jon Favreau, Obama’s speechwriter during the 2008 campaign trail; Jon Macks, whose work as a poltical consultant and as Jay Leno’s 22 year monologue writer led to work with John Kerry and…

MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER

A discussion of justice reform, gun control, and social inequality, with two women who share a tragic connection to those issues: Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis and Lezley McSpadden mother of Michael Brown. Moderated by Michael Skolnik.
4PM

HASHTAG POLITICS: USING SOCIAL MEDIA AND APPS IN CAMPAIGNS AND ADVOCACY

A discussion of how online forums, apps and social media are being used in political campaigns and social advocacy. How do current government tech policies affect these platforms? What current changes are making strides for a different type of election in 2016? Moderator: Alice Ollstein Wynter Mitchell Emily Schwartz Nicco Mele…
5PM

WOMEN, ISLAMISTS AND ISLAMAPHOBIA

When Americans talk about Islam these days, the focus is very often on jihad, ISIS and the Taliban, all the ways in which fundamentalist aspects of the religion have posed a terrorism crisis for us and the world. The discussion often boils down to two sides: progressive apologists versus Fox-style fear…

“THE RUNNER UP” SCREENING + Q&A

An all-access look at one of the most unique political campaigns of the past election year – the Congressional run of American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, examining what it takes to run a campaign from the perspective of a candidate who is both a newcomer to the American political scene,…
5:30 PM

“MAD AS HELL” SCREENING AND Q&A

“Mad As Hell” documents Cenk Uygur’s rise from obscure YouTube personality to politically disillusioned MSNBC host to the creator of the wildly successful internet news network, The Young Turks. Watch the film followed by a Q&A with Cenk and director Andrew Napier.
6:30 PM

POLITICO’S SOLVING FOR Y: MILLENNIALS & POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

Join POLITICO for cocktails and a cutting-edge conversation exploring millennials as voters and critical voices in 2016. How are Washington and Hollywood teaming up to tailor civic engagement and social messaging to the millennial audience? How can politicians, media and the private sector learn from these strategies to get this…

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: FROM BAKERIES TO COURTHOUSES

From bakeries to boardrooms to bathrooms, from sex-ed to speech to the Supreme Court: balancing civil liberties in an increasingly complex culture.
7 PM

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE – SCREENING

Amazon’s gives a sneak preview of the first two episodes of their new series: A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war.
8 PM

DEBATE: USC VS UCLA

The legendary rivals go head to head in a full mental contact debate over domestic and international issues. Judge: Steven Olikara Moderated by: Rick Ungar
Saturday
11 AM

“WHITE PEOPLE” SCREENING + Q&A

Jose Antonio Vargas will take questions and discuss his conversation-stirring documentary on white privilege.
12 PM

WOMEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

Hillary Clinton may or may not get the Democratic nomination for President, but if she does, what difference would a female President make? Does a woman have to be a feminist to make a difference for women in politics? This panel will discuss common myths and perceptions, and actual research, about…
12:30 PM

BLACK LIVES MATTER CARAVAN FOR JUSTICE

Black Lives Matter and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will bring their Caravan for Justice tour to Politicon with an event hosted and moderated by Tourè, marking the tours final stop after visiting cities all around Aalifornia highlighting how the families of the victims of police brutality are..

THE POLITICAL SHORT FILMS OF DAVID ZUCKER

The writer/director of Airplane! and the creator of the The Naked Gun franchises screens a selection of his political short films and other clips poking fun poking fun at political issues from a Conservative, but unhinged, point of view.
1 PM

LATINOS IN THE LIMELIGHT: LATINOS AND THE 2016 IMPACT

Alejandra Campoverdi, Managing Editor of #EmergingUS at the LA Times, moderates a lively discussion with Cristobal Joshua Alex, President of the Latino Victory Project, Hon. Marilinda Garcia, and Felix Sanchez, Chairman/Co-Founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about the role Latinos will play in 2016 and media representation of…

WOMEN’S HEALTH PANEL WITH LIZZ WINSTEAD

A discussion of how politics, and politicians, have an impact on key womens health issues, from legal rights surrounding family planning, to funding for breast and ovarian cancer.
2 PM

SLATE: PODCAST FOR AMERICA LIVE

A new show from Panoply about the human feeding frenzy that is Washington during a presidential campaign cycle, with Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC’s “Now with Alex Wagner,” Mark Leibovich, New York Times Magazine’s national correspondent and author of “This Town,” and Annie Lowrey, contributing editor at New York Magazine.
2:30 PM

LOL-ITICS: USING COMEDY TO EVISCERATE POLITICAL APATHY

They say that laughter is the best medicine, but sometimes it’s also the best way to get an important message across. In a world full of Donald Trumps and Michele Bachmans, it’s hard to keep a straight face while witnessing what’s happening within our political sphere. With the popularity of…
3 PM

DECONSTRUCTING ’16

With more than a year until the 2016 Presidential election, anything can happen. Newt Gingrich, James Carville, David Axelrod, and Alex Castellanos break down the campaign as it stands now, and project what to expect as the quest for the White House ramps up.
4 PM

POLITICOMICS

Watch the rising stars of political comedy perform live and compete for the title of Politicomic 2015!

THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE

Some of your favorite liberal and conservative talk radio hosts switch sides and debate in support of their opposing views. Join the conversation using the hashtag #NotToday.

ONE ON ONE: ANN COULTER VS. CENK UYGUR

The combative Conservative commentator in discussion with the progressive political pundit.
4:30 PM

“THE WAR ROOM” SCREENING & COMMENTARY

“The War Room” earned a nomination for Best Documentary and universal acclaim for its inside look at Bill Clinton’s successful, and controversy-ridden campaign for the White House. Meet the players featured in the documentary, including campaign manager James Carville, as they discuss favorite scenes and offer even more intimate details behind…
6:00 PM

REFUGEES VS. IMMIGRANTS: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?

What role should America take in addressing refugees escaping from war torn regions such as Syria, or immigrants fleeing poverty ridden countries?

POLITICOMEDY HOUR

Politicon comes to a close with a five star lineup of comedy talent, featuring standup sets by Evan Sayet and Robert Powell III riffing on national news and political culture; Jeff Ross in conversation with Jon Macks; and Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead and Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper giving…
7:00 PM

TREVOR NOAH LIVE!

Trevor Noah, the new host of the Daily Show, performs live in front of Politicon, followed immediately by a one on one conversation with James Carville.

Politicon Los Angeles 2 Days, 12 Rooms and 100,000 square feet of Live Broadcasts, Panels, Movie Screenings, Debates, Art, Book Signings, Music and Comedy! Entertain Democracy.

I’m excited to cover the 2015 Politicon at the Los Angeles Convention Center October 9 & 10.  I’m a political geek that’s excited about issues, how technology is changing running for office and fundraising.

ARTIST MICHAEL D’ANTUONO CREATES GRIPPING ANTI-POLICE BRUTALITY PORTRAIT

Am I the only one geeking out about Trevor North? I’m enjoying the first couple of Daily Shows he’s helmed and am interested how he’ll make it his own.

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