When Anderson Cooper’s mother, the designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, reached her 91st birthday, they began a correspondence, breaking a wall of silence between them. This 2016 conversation covered life in the spotlight, suicide, money, and grieving for a parent and a child. Vanderbilt Died in June at age 95.
During the 2016 presidential race, Diane spoke with The Washington Post’s media columnist Margaret Sullivan a number of times to discuss the challenges of reporting on Donald Trump’s candidacy. Since Trump took office the questions have only become more difficult. How much attention should journalists pay to his tweets? How should the press report on his administration’s false statements? And how to respond to the relentless cries of “fake news”? Just days out from the midterms, Diane checks back in with Margaret Sullivan. What has the media learned in the last two years?
- Margaret Sullivan Media columnist, The Washington Post
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