Weekend Edition: Inform Your Opinion 11-17-19

Roger Stone, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump was found guilty by a jury on all seven charges that he faced on Friday. The charges he was found guilty of include lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction. Stone faces up to 50 years in prison if sentenced to the maximum for each of the charges he was found guilty of. Roger Stoner is the 6th Trump aide or adviser to be convicted of charges brought as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

AP report by Ashraf Khalil & Michael Balsamo.

Kellyanne Conway and her husband George Conway are on opposite ends when it comes to politics. Kellyanne Conway is a counselor to the president for President Donald Trump and often goes on major news networks to speak positively of the president. Her husband on the other hand, George Conway is a major critic of the president and goes on major news networks to criticize the president. When Kellyanne Conway is confronted about recent comments by her husband accusing the President of using his powers of the Presidency to advance his personal interests; Kellyanne dismisses his comments as personal opinion and instead tries to say that it is shameful of the media to even ask her about the different view points her husband has.

Mediaite report by Charlie Nash.

Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle were paid $50,000 in student fees to speak at the University of Florida on October 10, 2019. The October speech was part of Trump Jr.’s tour for his book “Triggered,” yet it bore elements of a campaign-style rally, including effusive praise for President Trump. Two weeks later, the school newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator, published emails between UF student body president Michael Murphy and Caroline Wren, a finance official for Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, in which they discussed the speech. However, student activity funds should not be used in support of, or against a political party. So Tuesday, November 12th, five student senators at the university filed impeachment resolution to impeach student president Michael Murphy.

CNN report by Eric Levenson.

Inform Your Opinion 11-08-19

As Netflix encounters more competitors entering the streaming market their in, Apple TV launched last week and Disney is launching next week, ratings start to matter. In the past Netflix would not provide any viewing data about its programing and kept the information a secret. The only way to tell if a TV show was doing good was to see if it was renewed for another season. However in the last year, things have started to change and Netflix is providing some viewing numbers for select shows and movies that Netflix wants to boast about. With more competitors emerging its not just about the number of subscribers you have but rather the bang for your buck you get.

Vox report by Peter Kafka.

President Donald Trump and The Apprentice Creator Mark Burnett reportedly were discussing a new reality TV show after Donald Trumps presidency. Potential name for the TV show: The Apprentice: White House. TV program would be explicitly politics-themed and take full advantage of Trump’s status as a former president of the United States and a newfound Republican kingmaker.

The Daily Beast report by Asawin Suebsaeng & Lachlan Cartwright.

Donald Trump Jr. was on The View this week and things got a little heated. Guests clashed with hosts and hosts clashed with audience members at the ABC show on Thursday.

The Hollywood Reporter report by Jeremy Barr.