Closer Look: The Biggest Takeaways From Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Debate; Cyntoia Brown-Long Shares Her Story

Democratic presidential candidates from left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey., Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, former technology executive Andrew Yang and investor Tom Steyer participated in a Democratic presidential primary debate, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta.
Democratic presidential candidates from left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey., Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, former technology executive Andrew Yang and investor Tom Steyer participated in a Democratic presidential primary debate, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the stage against last night for another debate, which took place this time right here in Atlanta. Lizet Ocampo, political director of People for the American Way, a self-described “progressive advocacy organization,” was one of many who traveled to Atlanta for the night’s event. She joined “Closer Look” in studio this morning for a conversation about her biggest takeaways from the debate, and shared her perspective on Latino voter’s influence on the 2020 election.
Lizet Ocampo, political director of People for the American Way, She joined “Closer Look” in studio Thursday morning for a conversation about her biggest takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate, and shared her perspective on Latino voter’s influence on the 2020 election. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 13:42: “Closer Look’s” analysis of last night’s Democratic presidential debate continues with Adrianne Shropshire, executive director of BlackPAC, and political analyst and strategist Fred Hicks.
“Closer Look’s” analysis of last night’s Democratic presidential debate continues with Adrianne Shropshire, executive director of BlackPAC, and political analyst and strategist Fred Hicks. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 29:46: Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16-years old for the murder of 43-year-old Johnny Allen. Brown said she was a sex trafficking victim and shot Allen in self-defense. Fifteen years into her sentence, she was granted clemency. Now Cyntoia Brown-Long, she recently joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in the studio to share her story and discuss her new book, “Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System.”
Cyntoia Brown Long
On Nov. 11,” Cyntoia Brown-Long joined “Closer Look” host Rose Scott in the studio to share her story and discuss her new book “Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System.” (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.