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Midday Newswrap 09.18.20: Jerry Seib On The Week in Politics

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It’s the Midday Newswrap, our review of the week's top news developments.  On Tuesday night, President Trump left the safe cocoon of Fox News and submitted to a nationally broadcast Town Hall meeting on ABC television. At Constitution Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an audience of undecided voters and host George Stephanopoulos challenged the President, who often contradicted his own previous statements on a number of issues.  At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, the President directly contradicted the Senate testimony of Robert Redfield, the head of the CDC, about the prospects for a vaccine. 

Last night, CNN hosted a drive-in Town Hall with the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, at a minor league baseball field in Scranton, PA.  Polls show Biden still in the lead, but the race is tightening. 

Tom's guest for the Newswrap today is Jerry Seib.  He’s the Executive Washington Editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journaland the author of We Should Have Seen it Coming: From Reagan to Trump-A Front Row Seat to a Political Revolution.

Jerry Seib joins Tom on Zoom.

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A programming note in the world of arts. An Die Musik is a great music venue here in Baltimore, located at 409 N. Charles Street.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, they've been streaming concerts and tonight, they're planning to stream their 100th event.  The Hot Club of Baltimore will perform live at 7pm. 

For more information and tickets to the event, click here.

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)
Rob is Midday's senior producer.