PaleyIMPACT: The Role of Media in Economic Equality

Presented by Citi. Journalists, educators, and financial and political strategists gather for PaleyIMPACT: The Role of Media in Economic Equality, on October 29, 2020, moderated by Shomari Wills, to discuss why minorities have suffered disproportionate economic and health hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the media can help change that situation. Maureen Reidy, Paley Center President and CEO, offers opening comments. Topics include: if the media has sufficiently addressed "the staggering wealth gap" between the average white and black household; why economic issues are generating "venomous heat" across America; remote learning that disproportionately affects brown and black children without tools for Internet access; the growing number of uninsured minorities that require health care and can't afford it; if the media is limited in what it can accomplish after spotlighting the racially based financial chasm; and whether the 2020 presidential election will lead to greater economic equality.

Participants: Bertha Coombs, Reporter, CNBC; William A. Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics / Director, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, Duke University; Ana Navarro, Political Strategist and Commentator, CNN, Telemundo, and ABC's The View; and David Robinson, Cofounder, Admiral Capital Group / NBA Hall of Famer.

Moderator: Shomari Wills, Journalist and Writer.

Host: Maureen Reidy, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media.