April 25, 2019

Farnsworth Comments on Presidential Candidates and Late-Night Comedy

Stephen Farnsworth

Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth

Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth was quoted in The Guardian for an article on U.S. elections 2020, “Late-night with Democrats: how going viral may make the difference for 2020.”

“Any Democratic candidate who thinks they can ignore Stephen Colbert might as well not run for president,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “Colbert once joked that the road to the White House runs through his show but it’s no joke; it is exactly so.”

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