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Whose Vote Counts – A Roundtable Discussion on Voter Suppression

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October 2, 2020

FRONTLINE Presents

Whose Vote Counts – A Roundtable Discussion on Voter Suppression

A Virtual Event in Partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00pm EST

FRONTLINE and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture invite you to join a virtual roundtable discussion on voter suppression in America. The conversation will highlight the upcoming FRONTLINE film Whose Vote Counts, which investigates allegations of voter fraud and disenfranchisement, and how the pandemic is being used to sway turnout.

In Whose Vote Counts, FRONTLINE producers Jelani Cobb, June Cross, and Tom Jennings examine what is happening in Wisconsin as a national controversy over Vote-by-Mail erupts. They speak with election leaders on both sides of the aisle who are struggling to educate voters in the midst of an election season unlike any other. Through interviews with the state’s key political players, voters and election officials, this upcoming documentary explores voter disenfranchisement, and the challenge of holding an election in the time of COVID-19.

On October 21st, hear from the directors and producers of the film to learn how some political contenders can use rhetoric around voter fraud and suppression to gain advantage in the courts and at the polls. 

Featured Speakers:

  • Jelani Cobb: Staff Writer, The New Yorker and the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University
  • June Cross: FRONTLINE Director “Whose Vote Counts”, Professor of Journalism at Columbia University
  • Tom Jennings: FRONTLINE Director “Whose Vote Counts”, Professor of Documentary Writing and Development at NYU’s Tisch School
  • Moderated by Novella Ford: Associate Director of Public Programs and Exhibitions, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Watch Whose Vote Counts beginning Tues., Oct. 20 at pbs.org/frontline, in the PBS Video App, or on YouTube.

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