Every election cycle is rich in political communication with numerous lessons not just for ordinary voters, but also journalists and communicators. In this edition of Update-1, recorded while the final votes were still being tallied, NPC Broadcast/Podcast co-vice chair Adam Konowe speaks with American University School of Communications professor and History Affiliate professor Leonard Steinhorn. Steinhorn has published numerous books and articles on politics, race and other enduring issues. He currently serves as a political analyst for CBS Radio News and also has worked as a political consultant and speechwriter. This episode covers factors behind the rise of Donald Trump, his challenge by former Vice President Joe Biden, lessons from down-ballot races, and how disruption manifests itself in society well beyond politics.