MSNBC’s Katy Tur to host her live show from campus tomorrow

By Maria Ranoni, NEWS EDITOR
On October 10, 2018

Katy Tur traveled the nation while covering now President Donald Trump’s campaign. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE

MSNBC Anchor Katy Tur will visit campus Friday to host a live show as a part of her “Battleground College Tour.”

Tur will be talking with student panelists at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. about midterm elections, the importance of voting and issues that affect college students. It will be broadcast in front of the Marshall Student Center (MSC).

In the past, Tur was an NBC correspondent in London, worked at News12 Brooklyn and for the Weather Channel.

Tur has visited multiple college campuses throughout her tour including Purdue, University of Nevada Reno (UNR) and UCLA.

When Tur was at UNR, she asked what motivates students to vote and what issues students see as important.

“We love to get the pulse of what’s happening on college campuses and what’s going to get you guys out to vote,” Tur said.

Recently gaining notoriety through her coverage of now President Donald Trump’s campaign, Tur has frequently been on the receiving end of “fake news” insults from the president.

Tur wrote a memoir, Unbelievable, describing her experience of what she called the craziest campaign in American history.

According to The New York Times, Trump has called her a “third-rate reporter” and “incompetent.” He also frequently nicknamed her “Little Katy.”

At one rally, Tur had to be escorted out by the Secret Service after Trump made jabs at her, calling her a liar.

“The point isn’t whether or not Trump is specifically interested in hurting me or any other journalist,” Tur wrote in her memoir. “It’s that his comments put us in danger.”

Tur was also tasked with relaying to Trump that NBC possessed the now infamous Access Hollywood tape.

“Journalists who cover Trump without being in the room will sometimes say that Trump’s crowd isn’t with him. But I can tell you, the crowd loves it,” Tur wrote in her memoir. “There is no rush for the exits, no howl of disgust.”

Some of the guests Tur has had on her past College Battleground Tour shows have included the leaders of political student organizations, editors of the school newspaper and professors of political science.

In an email to The Oracle, an MSNBC producer said that members of the USF community are encouraged to come to the MSC and be a part of the live audience and in order to do so, should arrive no later than 1:30 p.m.

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