Q+A discusses the US Presidential election

Six weeks out from the US Presidential Election there’s one question on everyone’s mind – will Donald Trump be in office for four more years?

His handling of COVID-19 has been widely condemned and racial tensions have sparked protests in many American cities.

Polls suggest Democratic nominee Joe Biden is leading the race, but President Trump has form when it comes to defying predictions.

Joining host Hamish Macdonald – key figures who have worked inside the White House on both sides of the political divide.

How serious is the threat of civil war? What would a second Trump term look like? And how would it affect us in Australia and the long term power struggle with China?

Joining Hamish on the panel:

Kim Hoggard, Former advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush
Barbara Heineback, Former First Lady White House Press Officer who has worked as a consultant to Presidents Carter and Clinton
Cole Brown, Author and US ex-pat
John Ruddick, Author and Liberal Party insider
Kylie Morris, Journalist and former Washington D.C. correspondent

Read more about our panelists here

Q+A is simulcast LIVE around the country on ABC TV, ABC iview and ABC NEWS on radio.  ABC Australia also broadcasts Q+A into Asia and the Pacific.

Members of the public can:

Register to be part of the Q+A LIVE studio audience at:

Submit questions for the panel, also at:

Contribute to the discussion via Q+A’s Twitter highlights feed, using #qanda

Submit live questions via Twitter using #qanda and @qanda

Follow @qanda on Twitter to receive first-hand updates about the program and panel members.

Q+A is also live streamed on FacebookPeriscopeYouTube and available on the Q+A website.  Viewers can watch the program on Periscope through Twitter while following or joining the Twitter conversation.

*live streaming locally at:

SA 8.05pm; NT 8.05pm; WA 6.35pm

Q+A – Monday 21st September at 9:35pm on ABC and iview


Similar Articles


We Want To Hear From You


Follow US



FOXTEL sets new ratings record with Australia vs India cricket coverage

Game 3 of the Australia vs India ODI Series on Wednesday averaged 435K across the combined platforms of Foxtel

Mike Larkan returns to 10 News First in new role

After recently being made redundant the popular presenter is back!

Wednesday Ratings | GRUEN and HARD QUIZ lead the way

ABC leads the charge after 7pm

COAST AUSTRALIA returns for season four

The highly anticipated brand-new season of Coast Australia, hosted by world-renowned archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver, returns for a captivating fourth season.

An 81 year old inventor on the season final of AUSTRALIAN STORY

In this 2020 season finale, Australian Story meets an 81-year-old inventor who has helped saved the lives of hundreds of premature babies and checks in with the hilarious Dustyesky ‘fake Russian’ choir for a special Christmas performance.

Playoff positions on the line in Week 13 NFL Action live on ESPN Australia New Zealand

The end of the regular season is fast approaching, with every game in Week 13 having major ramifications on conference leads and the race for the NFL playoffs.

Support TV Blackbox by using our partners