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Civil Conversation #1: Jack & Tyler

86-year-old rural Trump voter and 31-year-old gay L.A. Democrat talk about abortion, race, and transgender policy.
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Every two weeks, we’ll bring you a new episode of Civil Conversations.  Here, we sit down with Americans from across the political spectrum to demonstrate that once you’re in the same room – once you’re having a conversation – no subject is too hard to find common understanding.

Our moderator is Civil cofounder, George Nofli.  George has been talking to people across political, ethnic, and party lines his entire life.  He studied political science at Princeton, Oxford, and UCLA, originally planning to go into policy and politics.  But his passion for storytelling almost accidentally led him to his second career in Hollywood where his writing credits include the Bourne Ultimatum and Oceans 12.  He also wrote, directed, and produced The Adjustment Bureau and The Banker.  Civil Conversations is result of George’s two lifelong passions: truly understanding people and their stories, and telling these stories in thematic, compelling, respectful ways.


In episode 1, we sat down with Jack and Tyler – the former an 80-year-old White Trump supporter from rural Colorado, and the latter a 29-year-old Latino from Los Angeles who thinks Trump was “disgusting.”

Our proposition was this: that when you remove the hyperbole and rage of partisan media, even the most politically/demographically distant Americans can still discuss the issues with civility.  To test this theory, we asked Jack and Tyler about abortion, climate change, sexual orientation, transgender rights, race, and the media. 

It ends with an embrace.

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