The Week in Review: GOP Convention Highlights Fractured Party


On this week’s edition of "The Week In Review" with Eddie Arruza: The two top editors from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times talk about the riveting chaos at the Republican National Convention, from the Melania Trump speech plagiarism denial and reversal, to Ted Cruz being booed off the stage. Chicago was also in the spotlight at the RNC, but for all the wrong reasons, including the 2,200 shootings so far this year and for kicking out a delegate for her white supremacist views.

Did Donald Trump win over the “Never Trump” delegates and American voters? And did Republicans connect with African-American voters?

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In other news, Gov. Bruce Rauner apologizes for calling half of all Chicago Public Schools teachers “virtually illiterate”– a phrase revealed after the Tribune sued to obtain emails under the Freedom of Information Act during its investigation of the Barbara Byrd-Bennett no-bid contract scandal.

In sports: The Chicago Cubs bounce back after the All-Star break, taking two successive series against the wily New York Mets and Texas Rangers. And we ask, should the White Sox sever ties with manager Robin Ventura? 

Guests

Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune
Jim Kirk, Chicago Sun-Times
Matt McGill, WVON Radio
Lester Munson, ESPN

The conversation continues in our exclusive web video. This week, Eddie Arruza and his guests discuss covering the Republican National Convention and the restricted access for reporters and the rancor behind the scenes. We also look ahead to next week's Democratic National Convention and what might be in store.


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