Jon Sopel: reporting on Trump's America (INTERVIEW)

The Meridian Podcast

Friday, 19 March 2021 - 1 hour 1 minute

This week, Eve and Ollie had the pleasure of speaking with the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel). In Jon's almost 40-year career at the BBC, he has held positions including Chief Political Correspondent at Westminster and Paris Correspondent. He has interviewed prime ministers and presidents, and reported on some of the world's biggest breaking news stories.

Since 2014, Jon has served as the BBC's North America Editor, meaning he covered the jaw-dropping 2016 presidential election campaign, and had a front-row seat for every twist and turn of Donald Trump's presidency and the election that brought it to an end. His new book 'Unpresidented: politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others' is a diary account of the whirlwind that was 2020, and his experience of why it ended the way it did. 

In this episode, Jon discusses the post-truth era in America, the consequences of the January 6th riot, and how he prepares for an interview with the President of the United States (plus much much more!).

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