On April 1, 2017, Soledad O'Brien gave the annual Delivering Democracy Lecture at the Arizona State University Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in downtown Phoenix.
Documentarian, host, and entrepreneur, Soledad O'Brien shared her thoughts about participatory democracy.
After anchoring several daily and weekly news programs on NBC and CNN and hosting a pair of CNN documentary series that dealt directly with race, “Black in America” and “Latino in America,” O'Brien became the host in 2016 of Matter of Fact, which focuses on alternative views on top issues.
In an interview with ASU Now , O’Brien was asked about the current administration and the press.
"I think the press has been invigorated in a lot of ways by Donald Trump’s treatment of them. He, himself, is conflicted; he both maligns the press and uses the press. But I think the press has really risen to the challenge after Donald Trump made it very clear he thinks the press is the enemy the people."