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Social Media And Political Engagement08:57

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It's the new way to watch political debates: two screens. Debate on one, Twitter or Facebook on the other. But how are these instant reactions on social media changing how we watch and react to political discourse? Is it a good thing or are we distracting ourselves from something more substantial?


  • Mark Hannah, political correspondent for PBS' MediaShift blog and a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, where he investigates the impact of emerging media on political knowledge and opinion


This segment aired on October 23, 2012.

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