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On Point Live, with a big live audience and top political journalists on Trump, Clinton and the one-of-a-kind 2016 election.

Host Tom Ashbrook leads On Point LIVE 2016 at Boston's Paramount Theatre on Friday, June 17, 2016. (Liz Linder / Liz Linder Photography)
Host Tom Ashbrook leads On Point LIVE 2016 at Boston's Paramount Theatre on Friday, June 17, 2016. (Liz Linder / Liz Linder Photography)

It’s a deep breath moment in the 2016 presidential campaign. Primaries over. Conventions and the home stretch straight ahead. Trump v Clinton, for the big prize and a giant role in the country’s next four — maybe eight — years. An imprint that lasts much longer. We’ve brought in a great crew to look at where we stand.  And we’ve done it with a big live audience. To weigh and take apart this American moment. This hour On Point,  this 2016 moment, and On Point LIVE! — Tom Ashbrook

Guests

McKay Coppins, senior political reporter for BuzzFeed News. Author of "The Wilderness." (@McKayCoppins)

Asma Khalid, national political reporter for NPR News. (@asmamk)

Molly Ball, national political correspondent for the Atlantic. (@mollyesque)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)

From Tom’s Reading List

BuzzFeed News: Trump Claims LGBT Support — But Also Praises Governor Behind Anti-LGBT Law — "In the same North Carolina speech in which Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton as 'no friend of LGBT Americans,' he also praised the state’s governor, Pat McCrory — a man maligned by the LGBT community and allies for his signing of and support for the state’s new anti-LGBT law."

NPR News: Are GOP Women Warming Up To Donald Trump? -- "It's no secret that Donald Trump has struggled to win over female voters. Polls show more than 60 percent of women have an unfavorable opinion of the presumptive Republican nominee. But, as the campaign pivots to the general election, are Republican women reconsidering Trump? It's this group of largely white women Trump needs in November."

The Atlantic: Stop Blaming the Media for Trump --  "Proposing that the press overtly declare itself an interested party in a presidential election, and deliberately put its collective thumb on the political scale, is antithetical to the notion of a free market of ideas and the final authority of voters in a democracy. They are the ones who decide—not the media. It is supremely arrogant to declare otherwise."

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This program aired on June 20, 2016.

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