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Sanders will host health-care town hall, aiming for online audience bigger than cable

By David Weigel January 11 at 9:36 AM


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has become one of the Democratic Party’s leading surrogates on television, is striking out with his own multimedia special — one that will run online, with no major network behind it.

“We expect that we’ll have a larger viewing audience for this live stream than we’d have if we’d run it on, say, CNN,” Sanders said in an interview. “That’s revolutionary. You can have this discussion even if the owners of the big media companies don’t want to have it.”

On the evening of Jan. 23, Sanders will host a 90-minute “national town hall” on proposals for universal Medicare, streamed by the progressive video outlets NowThis, Attn:, and the Young Turks. The idea came to him, he said, after appearing in CNN-hosted debates and forums on health care and taxes — experiences he’d mostly enjoyed — and hit a wall.

Sanders’s broadcast, as planned, has the trappings of a single-payer infomercial. The senator will host three segments: one on the current state of health care in the United States, one on the potential economic impact of universal Medicare, and one on how single-payer works in the rest of the developed world. If successful, Sanders hopes the format and distribution method could be replicated.


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Bernie Sanders spent just $16 on New Years Eve dinner

By Mara Siegler January 2, 2018 | 7:40pm

We hear the popular Vermont independent and his wife, Jane, were spotted at 4:30 p.m. with an early-bird, no-frills meal of chicken wings, tea and coffee at hip downtown beer hall Clinton Hall while one bodyguard looked over their communal table.

Either way, their table “became truly communal because supporters kept going up to him,” says a witness. “Millennials were snapping away, taking pics while he ate.”

We hear the bill for the frugal feast came to just $16.

The couple was later photographed watching the ball drop in frigid Times Square.


Video: Sen. Sanders: Nominating Vermonters For U.S. Service Academies

Published on Jan 2, 2018

Photo: Times Square Bernie

Weather and Visiting Senator Steal the Show at de Blasio Inauguration



It was Mr. de Blasio’s inauguration, but the clear star was Mr. Sanders.

Vicki Winters, 60, a travel agent and blogger, said that she braved the cold “because I love Bernie Sanders, because I feel the Bern.” She wore an ankle-length mink coat and matching mink hat that had belonged to her mother, along with battery-powered, heated gloves. “I think de Blasio is good, but when I heard Bernie Sanders was going to be here I wanted to come and show the love,” said Ms. Winters, adding that she got tickets that had been made available online by City Hall.

Benjy Kile, 47, and his son Harry, 18, a senior at Brooklyn Technical High School, whose alumni include Mr. de Blasio’s son, Dante, also had come to see Mr. Sanders. “Well, you know, it’s the second time around,” Benjy Kile said of the mayoral inauguration. “He and I are big Bernie fans.”

Mr. Sanders, in his remarks, touched on his signature issues, such as health care, climate change and income inequality. “In this city, the largest city in our country, the people of New York, under Bill de Blasio, have chosen to move government in a very different direction than what we’ve seen in Washington,” Mr. Sanders said.

Ruben Diaz Jr., the Bronx borough president, said that hearing Mr. Sanders speak made up for the brutal cold. “He could have been anywhere in the country,’’ Mr. Diaz said. “I’m sure he’s in high demand, but he decided to be here with our mayor, and us, in New York City. “It was the added bonus. If there was a purpose to be out here in the middle of the cold — or a number of reasons — Bernie was certainly on top of that list.”


Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and his wife, Jane Sanders, tried to stay warm as Mr. de Blasio gave his inaugural address. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

Photos: It's Brrrr-nie! Sanders braves the 15F cold in same show-stealing $690 Burton parka ...

The 76-year-old Brooklyn native eschewed a hat, even as the mercury hit a chilly 15 degrees F, as he watched in his waterproof parka, although he did later give in and had a blanket draped across his knees

Temperatures plummeted to 15 degrees F on Monday morning, as the crowds layered up against the cold

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, reaches for notes just before swearing in New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, for a second term as mayor at City Hall with De Blasio, second from left, are his daughter Chiara, son Dante, and wife, Chirlane McCray

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders looked a little chilly as he sat in his parka, with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, at the Inaugural Ceremony for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5226941/Bernie-braves-cold-parka-Blasios-swearing-in.html#ixzz52z3ywMec

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