Inform Your Opinion 11-15-19

The first public impeachment hearing was held on Wednesday, November 13th with two witnesses, acting U.S Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, and State Department official George Kent. Both testified how they grew increasingly concerned over the summer about how Ukraine was being urged to launch political investigations President Donald Trump wanted in exchange for either a White House meeting or military aid.

Vox report by Andrew Prokop.

Following the first public impeachment hearing, Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a press conference on Thursday, November 14th saying that the testimony of acting U.S Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, and State Department official George Kent was “devastating,” and that it “corroborated evidence of bribery” that President Trump himself has admitted to.

Axios report by Zachary Basu.

Today, November 15th, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified in the impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump. She was “shocked and devastated” after learning that President Donald Trump had disparaged her in his July phone call with the Ukrainian President, while a tweet from the President attacking her during the impeachment inquiry hearing sparked a real-time response and new Democratic accusations of witness intimidation.

CNN Politics report by Jeremy Herb & Manu Raju.

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.