Ronan Farrow

  • Aired:  03/11/14
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Ronan Farrow discusses digital media as a tool for civic action and his MSNBC show, "Ronan Farrow Daily." (6:52)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY. MY GUEST TONIGHT

GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOLAT 11, COLLEGE AT 15, WENT TO

LAW SCHOOL AT 16.

PLEASE WELCOME RONAN FARROW.

♪ FLY ME TO THE MOON ♪.

>> THANKS FOR COMING.

NOW, AS I SAID EARLIER, YOU'RE ARHODES SCHOLAR.

YALE LAW SCHOOL GRAD.

SERVED FOR TWO YEARS AS A U.S.

DIPLOMAT IN AFGHANISTAN.

NOW AT AGE 26 YOU'RE THE HOST OF"RONAN FARROW DAILY "ON MSN

DAILY.

EVERY DAY.

>> EVERY DAY.

>> Stephen: 1:00 P.M. WEEKDAYS TO APPEAL TO THE YOUTH

DEMOGRAPHIC OF PEOPLE JUSTWAKING UP FROM NOT GETTING TO

THEIR JOBS.

>> LET ME STOP YOU THERE.

IT IS NOT A YOUTH SHOW.

IT IS A SHOW THEY THINK-- AND WESEE THIS IN OUR DIGITAL

AUDIENCE, WHICH HAS-- CAN MY GENERATION --

>> Stephen: WHAT GENERATIONIS THAT?

>> STRANGE PEOPLE WHO HAVEWORKED IN AFGHANISTAN AND THE

STATE DEPARTMENT AND NOW RUN ATV SHOW?

BUT THAT'S THE TARGET DEMO.

ALL RHODES SCHOLARS>> IN THE UNIVERSAL VOICES OF

THE RHODES SCHOLARS.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE 26 YEARSOLD.

>> I'M 26.

>> Stephen: THEY HIRE MOSTLYAT MSNBC TO BE SHILLS FOR THE

LEFT.

ARE YOU A SHILL FOR THE LEFT?

>> I COULD SECRETLY BE ANO'REILLY TYPE.

PAPA BEAR.

YOU ARE MY PAPA BEAR.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

( APPLAUSE )WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH

WITH YOUR SHOW THAT YOU COULDN'TDO WITH NEW MEDIA?

BECAUSE YOU YOUNG PEOPLE-- HOWOLD ARE YOU?

>> 26.

>> Stephen: 26.

YOU COULD ACTUALLY STILL BE ONYOUR MOTHER'S HEALTH INSURANCE

THANKS TO OBAMACARE.

>> TRUE, TRUE.

RIGHT, ISN'T THAT A WONDERFULTHING?

WHAT TO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISHWITH THAT SHOW THAT YOU COULDN'T

ACCOMPLISH WITH NEW MEDIA.

ISN'T THE OLD MEDIA DEADACCORDING TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES I WASREFERRING TO EARLIER IS NOT JUST

ABOUT REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE MYAGE.

IT'S ABOUT BRIDGING THAT DIVIDE.

AND I FOUND AUDIENCE MEMBERS OLDAND YOUNG DON'T WANT TO BE

LEFT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

IT'S FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES,GRANDMOTHERS SAYING, "AND I LEFT

CHURCH COLLECTION EARLY TO VOTEAND BE A PART OF YOUR SHOW AND

TALK ABOUT SYRIA AND BLANK OUTMY SOCIAL MEDIA AVATAR TO TRY TO

MAKE A STATEMENT ON THE DEATH TOLL IN SYRIA.

>> PEOPLE ARE GETTING INVOLVEDIN WHICH I THINK THEY DON'T

OFTEN HAVE A CHANCE TO DO INCABLE NEWS.

>> Stephen: WHAT TRAP DO YOUNOT WANT TO FALL INTO THAT YOU

SEE THE REST OF CABLE NEWS FALLINTO?

>> I THINK IT'S A LOT OFRHETORIC AND A LOT OF PEOPLE

SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER.

>> Stephen: THE LOUDER YOUARE, THE RIGHTER YOU ARE.

DO YOU SHOUT AT YOUR GUESTS?

>> I STUDIED YOU FOR THESHOUTING TECHNIQUE.

YOU DO IT VERY WELL.

BUT THERE'S NOT ENOUGH GIVINGPEOPLE REALLY USEFUL, TANGIBLE

INFORMATION SO WHEN THEY WALKAWAY FROM A STORY THEY HAVE

SOMETHING THEY CAN USE TO GUIDETHEM. MAKE IT USEFUL IS MY

MANTRA.

ON YOUR TELEVISION NETWORK,MSNBC, ARE YOU LEGALLY ALLOWED

TO DO A SHOW WITHOUT REFERRINGTO CHRIS CHRISTIE RIGHT NOW?

I WOULD SAY, LOOK, I AS A VIEWERDO RESPECT THE BODY OF

REPORTING.

I HAVE A VERY SENSITIVE NEAR THEFOR, IS THERE

PARTISANSHIP GOING ON HERE?

I THINK THE REPORTING IS HELDUP.

IT'S A STORY YOU CAN DRAW ON.

WHERE DO YOU FALL ON THEIDEOLOGICAL SPECTRUM.

ARE YOU A RAGING LIBERAL ORFURTHER LEFT THAN THAT?

>> IT'S NOT RIGHT OR LEFT.

AND HONESTLY THAT COMES FROMBEING SERVED IN GOVERNMENT AND

FED UP WITH HOW BROKEN THESYSTEM IS AND COMING OUT WITH AN

ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT BENT.

IT'S BROKEN AND SHINING A LIGHTFROM THE OUTSIDE SEEMS LIKE A

GOOD IDEA.

>> Stephen: YOU ASK YOURAUDIENCE

TO TWEET A CALL TO ACTION.

>> SOMETIMES NOT JUST TWITTER.

SOMETIMES IT'S A CALL TO ASENATOR.

OR LIKE MAKING ASTATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

THE IDEAL IS WE GIVE YOU A TOOLSET AND A MENU OF THINGS YOU

ACTUALLY DO.

>> Stephen: DO YOU THINKYOUNG PEOPLE-- AND I'M GOING TO

SAY-- SPEAK FOR ALL YOUNGPEOPLE.

DON'T YOU THINK IF THERE'SREALLY GOING TO BE A REVOLUTION

IN THIS COUNTRY WE CAN'TACTUALLY BE TWEETING AND BLOGS

AND PHONING.

DON'T PEOPLE HAVE TO GET TO THESTREETS AND THROW BRICKS AT

WINDOWS.

>> IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE ASHATTERING.

THE TEA PARTY CAME CLOSE, BUTTHEY DIDN'T GET VIOLENT AS MUCH

AS THEY WERE ACCUSED OF IT.

DON'T YOU THINK THERE HAS TO BESOME KIND OF VIOLENT REVOLUTION

IN AMERICA FOR THINGS TO GETBETTER.

ISN'T IT NICE TALKING ABOUT-->> YOU MAKE A VERY GOOD POINT.

I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ARABSPRING POLICY.

WE HAD A YOUTH REVOLUTION THINKTANK.

I'M NOT SAYING EVERYTHING WE DIDWORKED.

WE CREATED IT BECAUSE THERE WASA STORY GOING AROUND AS SOCIAL

MEDIA.

SOMETIMES TWITTER AND FACEBOOKOBSCURE THE FACT THAT SOMETIMES

WE BACK THE BAD GUYS ANDSOMETIMES PEOPLE DON'T LIKE

THAT, AND THERE'S A FEELING OFBEING OUT OF TOUCH ON THEIR

PARENTS UPON YOU ARE ABSOLUTELYRIGHT, THAT NO AMOUNT OR

TWEETING WILL SUPPLANT REALACTION IN THE REAL WORLD OR

COVER UP POLICY THAT CATERS TO AGENERATION.

I THINK THESE ARE ALL TOOLS TOCOMMUNICATE BUT THEY'RE NOT AN

REPLACEMENT.

>> Stephen: YOU FINISHED HIGHSCHOOL AT 11?

YOU FINISHED COLLEGE AT 15.

YOU WENT OFF TO LAW SCHOOL AT16, WHEN IS YOUR MIDLIFE CRISIS.

>> THE 30s.

THE GOLDEN 30s, MYRETIREMENT ERA

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOININGME. "RONAN FARROW DAILY"

CHECK IT OUT, WE'LL BE RIGHT

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