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Hosted by CNN political commentator Van Jones, "The Messy Truth" is a series of town hall specials aimed at improving communication among people with different political and personal beliefs. Joined by well-known legislative leaders, Jones visits swing states like Ohio and Michigan to meet with residents who once supported President Obama but more recently voted for Donald Trump, letting the community members drive the conversation. That's just one way, Jones contends, to challenge assumptions and understand how people feel.

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aired 1,090 days ago
Van Jones hosts an audience discussion with former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) with a focus on social justice issues that are likely to arise in the Trump presidency.
aired 1,158 days ago
Van Jones hosts a live audience discussion about the recent election with a focus on social justice issues likely to arise in a Trump presidency; special guest Whoopi Goldberg.
aired 1,174 days ago
Van Jones hosts a town hall with former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and former Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina to discuss President Barack Obama's legacy and the Trump Presidential Inauguration.

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