'Becoming Bernie' From Vermont Public Radio Explores Bernie Sanders’ Rise And Record
As Bernie Sanders’ political campaign continues across the country, Vermont Public Radio examines the rise and record of the Democratic presidential candidate in an hour-long news program on October 6.
Visit The 'Becoming Bernie' Website: English - French - Spanish
In 'Becoming Bernie,' VPR News explores the forces that shaped the life and politics of the self-described democratic-socialist, from his early days in Brooklyn through his candidacy announcement in Burlington, Vermont in 2015.
'Becoming Bernie' revisits the slim victory that installed Sanders as the mayor of Vermont’s largest city and assesses his years in the job. The program considers Sanders’ tenure in the U.S. House and Senate, and his record in Washington.
It also examines the line he has walked to balance his Independent status and his relationships with progressives, Democrats and socialists.
“VPR is in a unique position to provide for the whole country a comprehensive look at Sen. Sanders’ career and record,” said John Van Hoesen, VPR’s senior vice president and chief content officer. “Not only have our journalists covered Sanders for many years, but we have convened dozens of live, public conversations with the senator on Vermont Edition, VPR’s daily public affairs program.”
'Becoming Bernie' is hosted by VPR’s Jane Lindholm and Alex Keefe, and reported by VPR News staff. The program is produced by Special Projects Producer Lynne McCrea. It will air on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at noon and 7 p.m.
The project includes extensive digital features including archive and original photos, video, bonus audio and expanded reporting. The program is also being translated into French and Spanish. More information is at VPR.net/becomingbernie.
For more information or to broadcast the program, please contact Michelle Owens at email@example.com or 802-654-4311.