Madeleine Smithberg

Television producer and writer

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Television producer and writer; co-creator of The Daily Show

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As the Republicans staged the first debate of next year's campaign, another TV performer stepped down last night.

Jon Stewart's Final Show: The Evolution of 'The Daily Show'

As the Republicans staged the first debate of next year's campaign, another TV performer stepped down last night.

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The first day of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett kicked off today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump denies climate change . But Joe Biden has laid out “the boldest plan of any candidate in history,” says UC Santa Barbara environmental scientist Leah Stokes.

from To the Point

The Census count ends midnight Hawaii time. The Supreme Court earlier this week allowed the Trump administration to cut the Census count by about two weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Commentator Joe Mathews remembers Jim Ho and Leondra Kruger as high school friends and co-editors of the school newspaper during their days at Polytechnic High School in Pasadena.

We live in a two-party system, but sometimes it takes a nudge from the margins to get things done.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

President Trump told Americans in late January that the government was ready for coronavirus. In an interview with CNBC, on the day Seattle recorded the first U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vice presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will debate tonight at the University of Utah. How might Harris’ record as a prosecutor impact the debate?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

State officials are cracking down on unofficial ballot drop boxes placed by Republicans in LA, Orange, and Fresno counties.

from KCRW Features

This week, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to move forward with removing armed police from responding to nonviolent 911 calls in the City of LA.

from KCRW Features