BGSU professor strives to explain influence of celebrity on politics


At the intersection of entertainment and politics, which appears to have reached its apex with the election of Donald Trump, is professor David Jackson, whose research works to explain the influence of celebrity on our political process.

“We’ve made a step up from a celebrity endorsement to a celebrity president,” said Jackson. Trump skipped steps in the process, going directly from television to the highest elected office in the land, he said.

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