previously worked at the Austin School of Film and Synthetic Pictures and interned for director Richard Linklater. At the Tribune, Todd has helped develop the Stump Interrupted series, which won a national Edward R. Murrow award. He also co-produced the award-winning documentary, "Beyond The Wall." A Fort Worth native, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a dual degree in film and English.
Part 4 of 4 of The Trib's analysis of Perry’s campaign ads. UT-Austin political analyst and documentary filmmaker Paul Stekler analyzes Rick Perry's latest campaign ads from the 2010 gubernatorial race below, and notes the governor's campaign style has changed over the years. "The camera does like the governor a lot," he said.
Part 3 of 4 of The Trib's analysis of Perry’s campaign ads below. This segment features documentary filmmaker Paul Stekler's analysis of Rick Perry's attack ad against U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison during the 2010 GOP primary, a race that matched Perry's campaign prowess against the state’s Republican establishment by tapping into the growing frustration against the federal government’s bailouts of the financial and auto industries in 2008.
Part 2 of 4 of The Trib's analysis of Perry’s campaign ads.This segment features the only known ad to feature Rick Perry and the Bush family together, followed by political analyst and award-winning documentary filmmaker Paul Stekler’s analysis of the election for lieutenant governor Perry won by a mere two-point margin.
Part 1 of 4 of The Trib's analysis of Perry’s campaign ads. This segment features Rick Perry's first general and comparison ads from the 1990 race for agriculture commissioner, followed by analysis from Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary filmmaker and UT-Austin political analyst Paul Stekler.
In a trip to New York City on Tuesday, Gov. Rick Perry replaced Donald Trump to speak at the Manhattan GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner. Here's the full audio of his speech before prominent Republican New Yorkers at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
by Reeve Hamilton, Todd Wiseman and Christopher Smith Gonzalez
As the 82nd regular session comes to a close, we pause a moment to remember some of the more notable statements of the last 140 days. And we invite you to join us by taking a special quiz we've created to commemorate the occasion.
At last Thursday's TribLive conversation, I interviewed Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples about the impact of drug-fueled violence on border farmers and ranchers, what he thinks about the Senate's two-thirds rule, his nascent campaign for lieutenant governor in 2014 and more.
This session, Texas Democrats are a frustrated bunch. From sanctuary cities to the state budget, they have so far lost every battle they've waged against the GOP. Texas Politics Project Director Jim Henson analyzes the struggle between the majority and the minority.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards, a native Texan and daughter of former Gov. Ann Richards, visited the Capitol on Wednesday to defend funding for womens' health services.
If there’s one sentiment we at the Tribune especially appreciate, it’s enthusiasm. And on that score, the policymakers, pollsters and politicos who have graced the stage at our TribLive events have certainly delivered.