by Denise Tejada
Now that the RNC is rolling out of town, and our on the ground coverage is done, we have time to reflect on a couple of characters we met, and experiences we had during our week in St. Paul. Here are two stories from the week that touch on the role of conservative talk radio and TV in U.S. politics and families–with perspectives from young people who make the media and consume it everyday.
It’s His Party and He’ll Talk if He Wants To
Nationally syndicated talk show host Ben Ferguson at the XCel Center
Ankitha: Conservative talk radio has always had a rep for being loud and in-your-face. Well, everything the medium is known for is embodied in 27-year-old Ben Ferguson, a nationally syndicated talk show host.
My Dad the Conservative Bulldog
Denise is a graduate of Youth Radio's class of 2003. At 19, she's a production assistant in the newsroom, helping students develop stories for both our National and Local outlets. Denise is also helping produce much of the immigration coverage for Youth Radio.
Nineteen-year-old Denise Tejada is at the RNC, getting her first exposure to young Latino Republicans en masse. Her father, a strident conservative, has ingrained his values in Denise through stories of his personal history, debate, and Spanish language talk radio and TV.
Sunday, Aug 31
5:00 am LAX team meets at check-in to Northwest Airlines.
6:00 am SFO team meets at MacArthur BART. Equipment distribution.
6:30 am LAX team departs.
7:00 am SFO team arrives at airport, check in.
8:30 am SFO team departs. Shoot photos/video on plane.
12:05 pm Alana and Miguel arrive, hang out, head to SFO team’s gate at 2:00.
Denise Tejada contemplates her next line.
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