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Steve Scully: An Interview With ‘The Most Patient Man on Television’

The Trump era has changed the way the free press and the White House interact—that much is certain. So where does that leave a network such as C-SPAN, the so-called Switzerland of the media, which aims not to imbue its coverage with opinion but rather let the facts speak for themselves? This week, Daniella sat down with Steve Scully, C-SPAN political director and on-air host of the legendary show, “Washington Journal,” to discuss the network’s agenda of having no agenda and how Scully has had to adapt his approach in this new, polarized climate. As the decibel level grows louder, Scully remains as unflappable as ever. So we asked him: How?

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Daniella Gibbs Léger is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center. Chris Ford is the broadcast coordinator at the Center.