Filner and DeMaio Clash at UCSD (and on UCSD-TV)

Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio have certainly kept San Diego’s mayoral race interesting, and their October 13 debate at UC San Diego was no exception.

Organized by UC San Diego students and moderated by San Diego 6 news anchor Heather Myers, there were some tense moments as the candidates took the stage (or didn’t) and tussled over issues ranging from the economy to negative campaigning.

If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry because UCSD-TV’s cameras were there to capture all the action. Watch it tonight (October 22) at 8pm on UCSD-TV or stream it online now. And whatever you do, remember to vote on November 6!

Filner v. DeMaio at UC San Diego

The Atlantic Meets the Pacific: Predicting Election 2012

There was plenty of excitement earlier this month when two coasts collided at UC San Diego. No, it wasn’t some strange weather phenomenon but the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific,” hosted by The Atlantic magazine and UCSD. The sold-out, three-day forum brought together some of the country’s most fascinating thinkers to talk about the future of energy, health and technology.

We’ll be premiering these outstanding discussions in November, but there was one that simply couldn’t wait. In “Predicting Election 2012,” veteran political reporter Ron Brownstein of the National Journal and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt analyze the homestretch of the presidential campaign with input from James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic; Sam Popkin, UC San Diego professor and author of “The Candidate;” James Fowler, a UC San Diego professor who specializes in the biochemistry of political behavior: and longtime pollster Dan Yankelovich. Look for some fresh insight from these lively and connected pundits as they call the fates of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and the next Congress.

Watch “Predicting Election 2012” on October 26 at 7pm — or online now — and make sure to come back in November for more in “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” series, including conversations with Dreamworks’ Stacey Snider, Facebook’s Chris Cox, “The Happiness Project” author Gretchen Rubin and much more.

Channeling Judy Woodruff

Early in my career, I had the wonderful job of preparing political segments for Jim Lehrer, Robin MacNeil and Judy Woodruff for the PBS nightly program, then called the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.  It was great fun because I got to pre-interview smart and connected people about issues of the day and recommend who should be invited […]

Shannon Bradley

Early in my career, I had the wonderful job of preparing political segments for Jim Lehrer, Robin MacNeil and Judy Woodruff for the PBS nightly program, then called the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.  It was great fun because I got to pre-interview smart and connected people about issues of the day and recommend who should be invited to appear on the program that night.  Jim and Robin were first rate, of course, but the host who I admired the most was Judy.  She was calm, authoritative and classy.  She brought out the best in guests by presenting politics with such grace that she made it seem like the noblest of professions.

Well, some 20 years later, I’ve been thinking about Judy a lot as we launched a new political series, Prime: Vote on our YouTube original channel, UCTV Prime.   Each segment features the faculty of the University of California using their expertise to analyze what’s happening on the 2012 campaign trail.  We began the series in March with video commentaries from three UC professors on issues including the high cost of austerity, incumbents’ responsiveness to voters and the economic impact of immigration.

With today’s premiere of “Political Messaging on the Economy,” UCTV Prime moves from commentary into analysis, with me playing the role of the esteemed Ms. Woodruff as I talk to political scientists Lynn Vavreck of UCLA and Thad Kousser of UC San Diego about how Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Barack Obama are crafting their economic messages to appeal to voters.   It’s great talk from engaging professors who clearly enjoy politics. Thanks, Judy, for showing us how it’s done.

Learn more about UCSD-TV and UCTV Prime:Vote producer Shannon Bradley.

UCSD-TV Monthly Highlights- April 2012

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UCTV Prime YouTube Channel  Is Off and Running

It’s official! UCSD-based UCTV made history with the March 1 launch of UCTV Prime, YouTube’s first university-run original channel. The channel debuted with Naked Art, a four-part mini-series exploring the preeminent art collections at UC San Diego, UCLA and UCSF.

“Prime: Vote,” a reoccurring series of short videos featuring analysis and commentary about the 2012 election from UC faculty, premiered next with UC San Diego political scientist Peter Gourevitch’s commentary “The High Cost of Austerity.” On April 3, UCSD’s Thad Kousser makes an appearance alongside UCLA’s Lynn Vavreck to discuss “Political Messaging on the Economy.”

Beginning April 13, UCTV Prime shifts to health with the seven-part series, “The Skinny on Obesity,” examining the obesity epidemic and how UC San Francisco researchers like Dr. Robert Lustig are working to combat it.

Writer’s Symposium by the Sea

Once again, UCSD-TV presents highlights from the annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Pt. Loma Nazarene University. This year, host Dean Nelson chats with journalist Christopher Hedges about his career covering wars around the world, and blogger and author Rachel Held Evans about the style differences in writing for the web versus the page.

Exploring Ethics: Healthcare Disparities

The Exploring Ethics series continues this month with a talk by Stanley Maloy, the dean of the Colleges of Sciences at San Diego State University, who offers a path to help diverse communities understand science well enough to make informed health care choices.


All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

About Health: Kids, Sports and Concussions

Research on Aging: Consumer Genomics/What Do People Do With Their Genomes?

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Fish & Chips: Using High-Tech Tools to Learn More About Fish

Hunting the Higgs

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Public Affairs

Compassionate Presence: Faith-based Peacebuilding in the Face of Violence with John Paul Lederach

To Be Human: Desire, Temptation and Spiritual Struggle: Historical Christian Perspectives on Being Human

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Arts & Music Arts & Music

San Diego Opera Stars in the Salon: The Barber of Seville

San Diego Opera Spotlight: The Barber of Seville

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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

San Diego Opera Spotlight: Don Pasquale (2012)

Rebecca Lytle Memorial Concert: Jazz Gone Global

CARTA: The Upright Ape: Bipedalism and Human Origins – Running, Walking and Evolution

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