Kamala Harris’ Town Hall Meeting Makes CNN History
Just a week after the California Senator Kamala Harris announced her candidacy to become the next President of the United States, the presidential hopeful held an hour-long Town Hall.
According to reports, Harris’ first town hall appearance drew CNN a 75 percent increase in ratings, with nearly 2 million viewers. This figure is 75 percent above CNN’s four-week average in the 10 o’clock hour. The news channel says the audience of 1.95 million was the largest for a single-candidate town hall in CNN history.
Harris’ biggest pull of town hall viewers attracted with the younger adults under the age of 35. Usually, CNN’s young adults averages 186,000 with those 35 and under.
During a portion of the town hall, Sen. Harris was asked how she plans to tackle the issues of race relations in America. To this she responded,
“This is something, to the point of your question, that has always been in America. We have to speak truths about this. Racism is real in America. Sexism, antisemitism, homophobia, trans-phobia, these things exist in America and we have to speak truths so that we can deal with them. We have seen in the last two years, that there has been new fuel that is lighting that fire in a way that has been harmful. In a way that we have seen, in Charlesville where a women was killed that we have a President who basically said that there are very fine people on both sides.”
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