Can CNN’s Van Jones Bridge America’s Rancorous Divide and Spark a Productive Political Conversation?

The Messy Truth host on how the media is faring in tumultuous times

Van Jones at CNN's New York office Photograph by Sasha Maslov for Adweek

Van Jones surprised his CNN colleagues the evening of Feb. 28 when he effusively praised a portion of President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress: “He became president of the United States in that moment, period,” the left-leaning political commentator proclaimed. “That was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics. Period.”

This story first appeared in the April 3, 2017, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
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