- The Assignment must be posted by 7:00 PM Saturday November 1.
- This Assignment is worth ten points possible extra credit.
National Public Radio is one of the best sources of unbiased news in the world. They run a news program every morning called “Morning Edition”. They run a news program every night called “All Things Considered.” Each is 90 minutes in length. Each covers the issues of the day in interviews and vignette story form. It is a great way to learn. The following two podcasts are from Monday 10/27 “All Things Considered.” Listen to each and answer the following questions.
Obama Makes Closing Arguments in Ohio – podcast (3:53)
In Ohio McCain Warns Against One- Party Rule – podcast (3:09)
On these podcasts each candidate is campaigning in Ohio. Both are providing closing arguments to their campaigns. Listen to each podcast and do the following:
1 – First take Obama – if you were at his rally – what issues does he emphasize? What things does he want you to leave that rally believing? And finally what impresses you about the sound of his message – the presentation of it all?
2 – Next take McCain – if you were at his rally – what issues does he emphasize? What things does he want you to leave that rally believing? And finally what impresses you about the sound of his message – the presentation of it all?
3 – One last thing – in the two podcasts together – what had the biggest impression on you? Was it the speaking styles of the two men, the message that they conveyed, the broadcasters thoughts on the podcast? Tell me why.
When posting your answers label your first answer “Obama.” Skip a line. Label your second answer “McCain.” Skip a line. Label your third answer “Biggest Impression.”