From Glen Arbor, Candy Crowley Can See Washington, Politics, And Journalism Clearly


Candy Crowley interviewed presidents, senators, celebrities and world leaders, moderated the 2012 presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and hosted her own shows during her decades on CNN. She left the cable channel in 2015, just prior to the 2016 presidential election. Now — from her summer home in Glen Arbor — Crowley has some distinct views on politics, journalism, and the upcoming presidential election. The Ticker sat down with her over coffee to hear more.

Ticker: Last many of our readers would have seen you was on “State of the Union” on CNN and as a presidential debate moderator. What’s new since then?
Crowley: I joined Harvard right after I left CNN on a fellowship, and I taught a class during the election year. That kept me busy that first fall without an election since Reagan, so it made sure I didn’t have withdrawals. It happily filled my need to…

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