Episode 90, with guests Arun Chaudhary of Revolution Messaging, Christopher Brown of QGA Public Affairs and Scott Treibitz of Tricom Associates


Arun Chaudhary, Christopher Brown and Scott Treibitz are our guests this week.
Show produced by Katherine Caperton.
Original Air Date: February 16, 2013 on SiriusXM “POTUS” Channel 124.
Polioptics airs regularly on POTUS on Saturdays at 6 am, 12 noon and 6 pm.
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Episode 2, with guests Jeannie Mamo and John Hlinko on the State of The Union Speech

John Hlinko and Jeanie Mamo are our interview guests this week.
Show produced by Katherine Caperton
Original Air Date: January 29, 2011 on SiriusXM Satellite Radio “POTUS” Channel 124.  Click above to listen.

The Super Bowl of political speeches is over, and this week on Polioptics we take a look at how it played for broadcast.  Was the President successful in maximizing unique elements?  Did the Republican responses connect visually with the audience?  How did digital and social media set this year’s State of the Union address apart from all that came before it? Plus, our take on the polioptical impact of Jay Carney being chosen to succeed Robert Gibbs as the White House Press Secretary.

Joining me on the broadcast: Josh King, former Clinton White House Production Chief and founder of Polioptics.com; Jeanie Mamo, former Director of Media Affairs in the George W. Bush administration; and John Hlinko, grass roots / political social media expert and founder of leftaction.com

Have a listen by clicking on the link just below the headline for this post and join us via satellite for future broadcasts. POLIOPTICS airs every Saturday at 6am, 12pm and 6pm EST on Sirius|XM Satellite Radio’s P.O.T.U.S. channel — Sirius 110 | XM 130.

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Episode 1, with guest Jonathan Prince, Democratic Strategist, previewing the State of The Union

Jonathan Prince is our interview guest this week.
Show produced by Katherine Caperton
Original Air Date: January 22, 2011 on SiriusXM Satellite Radio “POTUS” Channel 124.  Click above to listen.

As President Obama and the White House speechwriting team hacked away at the 2011 State of the Union Message to Congress, Josh King and I hopped into the studio to record the inaugural broadcast of POLIOPTICS ON P.O.T.US on Sirius|XM Satellite Radio.  P.O.T.U.S. airs on Channel 110 on Sirius and Channel 130 on XM.

[P.O.T.U.S. stands for “Politics of the United States,” drawn from the governmenty acronym for “President of the United States,” not to be confused with FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) or SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States).]

The show, as we say, is designed to “shine a light on the theater of politics,” and what a week it was to do just that: the State of the Union prep work and a host of other issues coursing through the lenses of photographers and photojournalists working in Washington and elsewhere.

We were joined on this week’s show by former Clinton White House speechwriter Jonathan Prince to help us break down everything that goes into preparing the State of the Union and how it differs from other presidential speeches.

Have a listen by clicking on the link just below the headline for this post and join us via satellite for future broadcasts.  The current plan is for the show to air three times each Saturday at 6:00 a.m., 12 noon and 6:00 p.m.

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