top of page

Tom Tom 2019: A Live Taping of Slate’s Renowned Podcast, Political Gabfest

Special thanks to The Community Ideas Stations and WVCE PBS!

John Dickerson (CBS This Morning), Emily Bazelon (New York Times Magazine), David Plotz (Atlas Obscura), and special guest Jamelle Bouie (The New York Times) delivered their unique brand of whip-smart political commentary to a packed house at the Paramount Theater on April 12, 2019.


The roundtable volleyed thoughts and theories on the field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, the crisis of current U.S. immigration policy and its relationship to President Trump’s executive power dynamic, and how Julian Assange and WikiLeaks do and do not constitute journalism.

Have a look at highlights and the full video recording below!

Dickerson, Bazelon, and Plotz trade thoughts on the legal and moral framework for transparency in journalism. 

Bazelon, Bouie, and Plotz offer ideas on systems of global asylum and the role of the United States.

Dickerson and Bouie on the merits of Pete Buttigieg as a 2020 presidential candidate.

Dickerson explores similarities between journalism and black holes.





bottom of page