Episode one: How We got Here

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Julie Hirschfeld Davis

New York Times

Julie Hirschfeld Davis is an American journalist. She is currently the congressional editor for The New York Times and a political analyst for CNN. She was previously a White House correspondent.

Michael Shear

New York Times

Michael D. Shear is an American journalist who is a White House correspondent for The New York Times. He previously worked at The Washington Post, where he was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.


Alex Aleinikoff


Deb Amos


Sahil Ansari

Producer and Engineer

Cassidy Giordano

Production Assistant

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New York Times reporters Michael Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis discuss the Trump campaign’s positions on immigration (including “the Wall,” the Muslim ban, ICE enforcement) and the role of Bannon, Miller and Sessions in helping to set the agenda.


Materials Of interest

Video Clips

Warm Welcome: Crowd Cheers for President Trump in New Mexico” – YouTube

Unfiltered Voices from Donald Trump’s Crowds | The New York Times” – YouTube (warning: explicit content, including vulgarities and racial and ethnic slurs.  The Zolberg Institute does not condone this language.)

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