Sunday Night on MNN: Holding Leaders Accountable

While certain Cabinet picks are resigning and the FBI is investigating Russia’s involvement in the election of Trump, the public is being kept in the dark and demanding answers.

This Sunday on MNN, tune in to programming that aims to shed light on the government’s actions on both the local and federal levels. First on “Represent NYC,” watch a lively discussion about the vital role of the judicial branch and whether or not it’s functioning well. Then on “The Radical Imagination,” guest Bob Gangi discusses his plan to run for NYC mayor this fall. Finally, tune in to Council Member Helen Rosenthal’s town hall that addresses the current state of the media and our news consumption habits.

Read on for more information about each episode.

7pm - Represent NYC: Can the Judicial Branch Keep the President in Check?

With Attorney General Jeff Sessions under the microscope for potential involvement with Russia and a host of other controversies, the public and the media are questioning the stability of the federal government.

This Sunday catch a repeat episode of “Represent NYC” featuring political analyst and author of “The Democracy Promotion Paradox,” Lincoln Mitchell, Attorney and Rolling Stone writer Bridgette Dunlap and Professor of History and Human Rights Manu Bhagavan for a discussion about the dangers of Trump’s authoritarian behavior, the judicial branch’s pivotal role in reviewing his executive orders and what the future looks like for the American people.

“Represent NYC” airs every Sunday at 7pm and repeats on Wednesdays at 9pm on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33), MNN's HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.

8pm - The Radical Imagination: Imagining a True Progressive New York City Mayor

New Yorkers will be heading to the polls once again this November for the mayoral election, but who will be on the ballot beside incumbent Bill DeBlasio?

This Sunday on “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos talks with Bob Gangi, director of the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) about his decision to run for mayor and the parallels between his ideas and those of the Sanders movement. Later in the show, Small Business Congress Co-Founder and Architect of the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, Steve Null, joins the conversation to share his perspective.

Firehouse TV’s “The Radical Imagination” airs every Sunday at 8:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org. Catch the repeat every Thursday at 8:00 pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, TWC 67 & 1998) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.

9pm - Council Member Helen Rosenthal’s FACT vs FICTION Town Hall

The job of the media is to report the news and hold politicians accountable for their actions, however Trump’s administration has a different idea for the role, or lack of a role, that the media should play in society.

This Sunday, tune in to City Council Member Helen Rosenthal’s “Fact vs. Fiction” Town Hall meeting where she and her constituents discuss the current state of media including the importance of fact-checking, critical thinking, and where to find reliable news.

This event was co-sponsored by Council Member Helen Rosenthal and the National Association for Media Literacy Education and was held at B’nai Jeshurun.

Tune in at 9pm on MNN HD (TWC/Spectrum 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.