A look into historically Black colleges and universities and why they exist
The debate over which is better -- historically Black colleges and universities and or predominately White institutions -- used to be a big discussion in the Black community. But it is important to understand why HBCUs exist. Watch the full report to learn more
Trust Index fact check: What Trump said about Michigan governor’s husband, ‘prison’ lockdown
There was quick mention of Michigan during Thursday night’s final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The President once again compared Michigan’s coronavirus pandemic lockdown to a “prison," just as he did in the first presidential debate. “Take a look at what’s happening with your friend in Michigan, where her husband’s the only one allowed to do anything. It’s been like a prison,” Trump said during Thursday night’s round. Read back: Fact-checking Biden-Trump debate claims about economy, MichiganMore fact checks from the final presidential debate:Presidential Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:First Presidential debate fact checks from the Trust Index:
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate claims on COVID surge, lockdowns, Michigan governor’s boat
We’ve tested claims about the pandemic in just about every Trust Index report during the late election season. We’ve reviewed information surrounding this topic and confirmed that It’s True. We’ve reviewed information surrounding this topic and confirmed that It’s True. Trump’s claims on COVID mortality rate, excess deathsNext we’re taking a pair of claims from the President at the same time. More fact checks from the final presidential debate:Presidential Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:First Presidential debate fact checks from the Trust Index:
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate comments on race relations
Race and race relations remained a major point of contention during this latest and final presidential debate Thursday night. President Trump ranked 15th out of 20, sitting below President Richard Nixon. Who built cages at the borderFinally, one last one from the President on who built cages for migrant children. “And they said look at these cages, President Trump built them. More fact checks from the final presidential debate:Presidential Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:First Presidential debate fact checks from the Trust Index:
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate comments on health care, farm aid, minimum wage, jobs
Biden’s claim on private insurance, ObamacareThe Trust Index team is starting with this claim from former Vice President Joe Biden. “Not one single person private insurance will lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare,” Biden said. Trump’s claim on minimum wageNext is one from the President on the effects of a $15 minimum wage. "We’re rebuilding it and we’re doing record numbers 11.4 million jobs in a short period of time. More fact checks from the final presidential debate:Presidential Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:First Presidential debate fact checks from the Trust Index:
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate comments on climate change
Climate change was the focus of one of the sections during the final presidential debate Thursday night as it was the first time voters were able to hear from both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on their records and plans to combat climate change. The Trust Index team is labeling this “be careful” because it depends on the number the President is using. Biden on climate change timelineFinally, one more from Biden on the climate change timeline. “We don’t have much time, we’re going to pass the point of no return, return the next eight to 10 years,” he said. More fact checks from the final presidential debate:Presidential Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:First Presidential debate fact checks from the Trust Index:
Loyola High School debate team weighs in ahead of Thursday night’s presidential debate
By most accounts, the last presidential debate was an ugly affair -- in which polite discussion was the exception instead of the rule. WATCH LIVE: Trump, Biden in final 2020 presidential debateOn Thursday night, in Nashville, there will be the option of muting the participants' microphones -- but should it really have to come to that? A group of young debaters in Detroit know what it means to have a civil exchange of ideas and on Thursday the showed how it was done. The debate students at Loyola High School in Detroit are preparing to watch the debate. READ: Trump posts unedited ’60 Minutes' interview before it airs -- see it hereWatch the video above for the full report
Local 4 News at 4 -- Oct. 22, 2020
Here’s what’s coming up on Local 4 News at 4:Final debate between President Trump, Joe Biden is just hours awayWe’re now just 12 days away from the 2020 Presidential Election. Tonight is another milestone in an unconventional race. The final debate between President Trump and Joe Biden is just hours away.
Joe Biden participates in ABC News town hall in Philadelphia
ABC News hosted a live town hall with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, moderated by George Stephanopoulos, on Thursday night. President Donald Trump participated in a simultaneous town hall Thursday night on NBC. Watch Local 4 News at 5 a.m. for a Trust Index fact check of both town halls. President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden competed for TV audiences in dueling town halls instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally planned. The two took questions in different cities on different networks Thursday night: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia.
President Trump participates in NBC News town hall in Miami
NBC News hosted a live town hall with Republican presidential nominee President Donald Trump, moderated by Savannah Guthrie, on Thursday night. Joe Biden participated in a simultaneous town hall Thursday night on ABC. Watch Local 4 News at 5 a.m. for a Trust Index fact check of both town halls. President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden competed for TV audiences in dueling town halls instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally planned. The two took questions in different cities on different networks Thursday night: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia.
Create a social media presence that won’t embarrass you if hiring managers come looking for it, experts say
Even if you make a mistake, pulling the plug on your social media accounts is also a bad idea. READ: More Americans stepping away from social media during pandemic for sake of mental healthUmesh Ramakrishnan runs a company that does social media searches of job candidates and social media is the first place a potential employer goes to check you out. Try not to do that in the digital world. You might be thinking the answer is to shut down all of your social media accounts and stay off the grid. '”You have to create a social media presence that won’t embarrass you when someone comes looking.
Fly lands on Vice President Pence’s head during debate, distracting internet
There was briefly another participant swooping into Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate. For several minutes, a fly landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair, not moving as he answered questions about racial injustice and whether justice has been done in the death of Breonna Taylor. Conversation about the fly briefly dominated corners of Twitter, where debate watchers discussed their distraction and inability to focus on Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris' answers. Wednesday night’s intruder wasn’t the first to take center stage at an election-year debate. In 2016, a fly briefly landed between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s eyes during a town hall-style debate with now-President Donald Trump.
Breaking down the 2020 vice presidential debate
Breaking down the 2020 vice presidential debate With less than a month to go before Election Day, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris met in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the only vice presidential debate of 2020. "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell leads CBS News' post-debate coverage.cbsnews.com
How effective are plexiglass shields at protection from COVID-19?
DETROIT – You’ve no doubt seen the plexiglass dividers being used to protect people in different public settings. Now they have been installed on the stage at Wednesday’s 2020 Vice Presidential Debate to shield the participants from each other, but are they effective? Plexiglass shields and partial walls sound like a good idea -- a solid barrier between two people must do something to protect them from each other -- but many of the extreme measures we’re taking in these days of COVID-19 aren’t necessarily rooted in science and often become hygiene theater. In many ways it’s a similar circumstance to the question over the effectiveness of face shields. Recent analysis has shown while they do block large droplets -- aerosols can travel around them.
‘My mind is made up’: Why some viewers say Trump, Biden debates won’t affect their vote
With two more presidential debates on the horizon, we’re asking our viewers if the debates have any chance of changing your mind about either former Vice President Biden or President Trump before hitting the polls -- or mailing in your ballot -- by November 3. As of Sunday night, 91% of respondents have said that the candidates will not be able to change their mind about them during the presidential debates. As president, Trump has left us with no question as to who he is. So I believe (the debates) will not make a difference, only increase enthusiasm for the incumbent.”-- Nancy“We have seen four years of President Trump. Can Trump or Biden change your mind about them during the presidential debates?
President’s comments on hate groups spark controversy
President Donald Trump was asked by moderator Chris Wallace if he was willing to take a stand against racist groups including white supremacists. Go ahead.”President Donald Trump: "I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right wing. President Donald Trump: “I’m willing to do anything. I want to see peace.”Chris Wallace/Moderator: “Then do it, sir.”President Donald Trump: “What do you want to call them. Go ahead, who would you like me to condemn?”Chris Wallace/Moderator: “White Supremacists.”President Donald Trump: “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.
Trust Index: Fact-checking crime, unrest claims from first Trump-Biden debate
We’re fact-checking the claims, starting with one that Biden has been making since late last month on the President’s budget and local police. “The only one defending that his budget calls for a $400 million cut and look for law enforcement assistance,” Biden claimed. Crime rate under ObamaBiden also talked about the record of the Obama administration when it came to the crime rate. Violence during protests, civil unrest claimsFinally, one more from the President about violence during protests and civil unrest. “Look at Oakland, look what happened and look what happened in Baltimore, look what happened.
Trust Index: Fact-checking claims on health care from first Trump-Biden debate
Health care remains a top issue for voters, particularly during the spread of the coronavirus as millions lost their jobs and health insurance over the course of pandemic. According to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation roughly 25 million people get their health care through the federal ACA marketplace or the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. Here’s one from President Trump about Biden’s plan:“The bigger problem that you have is that you’re going to extinguish 180 million people with their private health care,” Trump said. While estimates differ, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services do estimate that roughly 180 million Americans have private health insurance. Biden’s plan creates a public option for low income Americans but does not get rid of private insurance.
Fact-checking climate change comments in first presidential debate
Most analysts did not expect climate change to be one of the subjects highlighted by moderator Chris Wallace. But Wallace dropped a bit of a surprise by bringing global warming into the debate. While the Amazon rainforest does indeed absorb a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide, its estimated annual total of two billion metric tons of absorbed annual carbon dioxide is less than half of the estimated 5.1 billion metric tons of energy-related carbon dioxide produced by the U.S. every year. There is no questioning that the Amazon is very important in taking in carbon dioxide, but it does not by itself offset the total U.S. carbon dioxide emission. (RCC-ACIS)Hopefully, the upcoming vice presidential and presidential debates will provide more insight into the candidates' thoughts about Earth’s unnaturally warming climate, the ramifications, and what they propose to do (or not do) about it.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Biden-Trump debate claims about economy, Michigan
Both he and former Vice President Joe Biden made Michigan-specific claims during Tuesday night’s first presidential debate. We ran those claims through the Trust Index to see how factual the statements were. Biden and the economyWe’ll start with the first mention of Michigan from the President. Auto industry claimsHere are two claims from Biden on the state of the automakers and his role in the auto bailout. We’ve tested claims made by both Biden and Trump on the auto industry before.
Trust Index fact check: Trump says ‘We’re weeks away from a vaccine’ -- true or false?
The issue came up during Tuesday night’s first presidential debate between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. “We’re weeks away from a vaccine,” said Trump. Fauci was talking about trials being done on vaccines, and said his team is “cautiously optimistic” about having a vaccine ready before the end of the year. That’s a bit longer than just “weeks” away, but Trump was not exactly specific in his statement. Trump says the vaccine development is a "political thing" and he says he disagrees with his own CDC.
Trust Index: Fact-checking from first Biden-Trump debate
The Trust Index team was busy fact-checking Tuesday night’s presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. And we continue. Let us know if there was a statement from this first Trump-Biden debate that you want fact-checked -- let us know here.
Trust Index: What do you want fact-checked from presidential debate?
What statement(s) would you like us to fact check from the Sept. 29 presidential debate? If there is a specific statement made by one of the candidates that you want us to check out, let us know here:Related: Fact-checking 5 claims about mail-in voting
Trump Victory releases statement ahead of first presidential debate
The group Trump Victory released the following statement ahead of Tuesday night’s presidential debate:"While President Trump continues to put America First and deliver on his promises to the American people, it is finally time for Joe Biden to defend his radical policies and years of failure. During tonight’s debate, the choice could not be clearer that President Trump is the only one on stage fit to lead this country for the next four years.” – Trump Victory Spokesperson Anna KellyRead: Michigan Democratic Party releases statement before first presidential debateLIVE COVERAGE: Trump, Biden in first Presidential Debate of 2020 election
Michigan Democratic Party releases statement before first presidential debate
The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes ahead of Tuesday night’s presidential debate:"Tonight, Donald Trump will say outrageous things, he will spin, he will deflect, and he will spout egregious lies in pursuit of making this campaign about anything but his attacks on our health care. When you’re watching, you will see a president in Donald Trump who tries to obfuscate what is at stake, and you will see a candidate in Joe Biden who will articulate exactly why Donald Trump is a threat to our working families. We are seeing unprecedented energy and excitement on the ground and we are ready to turn that energy into votes and elect Joe Biden, Gary Peters, and Democrats up and down the ticket in every corner of this state.”Read: Trump Victory releases statement ahead of first presidential debateLIVE COVERAGE: Trump, Biden in first Presidential Debate of 2020 election
Can Biden or Trump change your mind about them during presidential debates?
Are you ready to cast your vote for President? Perhaps you’ve already done so now that mail-in voting is fast underway in Michigan. If you haven’t already cast your ballot, do you think the series of presidential debates has any chance of changing your mind about either former Vice President Joe Biden or President Donald Trump? Do you think the debates could change anyone’s mind? Take the quick poll, then tell us why:Trust Index: What do you want fact-checked from presidential debate?
Trust Index: We’re fact checking the presidential debates live
With the election less than 40 days away, ClickOnDetroit and Local 4 will be factchecking the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates -- live. Vice President Joe Biden and the conventions of both parties. The first is Sept. 29 where President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will debate in Cleveland, Ohio. What do you want fact-checked from presidential debate? During the debates Grant will factcheck the debates on Twitter which will also be live streamed on ClickOnDetroit.
Trust Index: Fact checking the Sept. 29 presidential debate
The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is set for Tuesday, Sept. 29. Tuesday’s debate will be held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Here at ClickOnDetroit, the Trust Index team will be watching and fact checking statements made by the candidates. Reporter Grant Hermes will be your source for fact checking throughout the debate, and in the next presidential debates (Oct. 15 and Oct. 22). More: Trust Index -- fact checking and fighting misinformation
Financial expert weighs in on second stimulus, federal benefits debates
DETROIT – The debate has been underway in Washington over another possible stimulus and federal benefits. How could it affect your bottom line if you rely on unemployment assistance? Local 4′s Hank Winchester spoke with financial expert Kirk Cassidy to find out. READ: Stimulus uncertainty and the money conversations you should be havingWatch the video above for the full report
University of Michigan will no longer host 2020 presidential debate due to COVID-19 concerns
ANN ARBOR, Mich. University of Michigans Crisler Center would have been the verbal battleground for President Donald Trump and democratic nominee Joe Biden in the second debate of the 2020 election. Some at the University of Michigan are downright disappointed with the announcement made by the The Commission on Presidential Debates -- stating the second presidential debate will now be held in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The decision was made following U of M president, Mark Schlissels letter to the commission -- asking to be released from the agreement because it was unsafe due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Continuing the trend of staying in the southern region, the following debate will take place in Nashville, Tennessee at Belmont University. This will be the second time a presidential debate will take place in Miami.
University of Michigan will no longer host 2020 presidential debate due to public health concerns
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The University of Michigan will no longer host one of the three presidential debates planned for this fall ahead of the 2020 General Election. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced June 23 that the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida will host the Oct. 15 debate that had been planned for Crisler Center on U-Ms athletics campus. The CPD said in a release that the University has concluded that it is not feasible to host the presidential debate as planned.It is with great disappointment that I must ask for the University of Michigan to be released from its agreement with the Commission on Presidential Debates to host the Presidential Debate on Oct. 15, 2020, said U-M President Mark Schlissel. The other presidential debates will take place Sept 29 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and Oct. 22 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The University of Utah in Salt Lake City will host a vice presidential debate Oct. 7.
Fashion industry standards: Debate over model appearance, size
Fashion industry standards: Debate over model appearance, size Fashion Week in New York City is a chance to take a sneak peek at the latest styles to hit stores, but it's also a chance to scrutinize the world of modeling. Are models too thin? Are their photoshopped ads creating unrealistic body images among women? Vinita Nair reports on how the issue is making its way to Capitol Hill.cbsnews.com
Idaho GOP gubernatorial debate goes viral
Idaho GOP gubernatorial debate goes viral The latest debate among Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidates has the internet buzzing. It featured Governor Butch Otter, Russ Fulcher, Harley Brown and Walt Bayes. While some serious issues were discussed several comments are drawing particular attention.cbsnews.com