The Issue Is Podcast: Pete Buttigieg and Jeff Mason

This week, as the march towards Election Day continues, another eventful week in politics.

On Monday, President Trump returned to the White House after a weekend stay at Walter Reed following his positive coronavirus diagnosis.

On Wednesday, the two Vice Presidential candidates took center stage at their one and only debate, only to be upstaged by a pesky fly.

On Friday, following a disagreement over altered debate rules, the Commission on Presidential Debates outright canceled next week’s face-off between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

To break it all down, and more, Elex Michaelson is joined on The Issue Is by former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, and White House correspondent Jeff Mason of Reuters.

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The Issue Is is a weekly show that airs on FOX 11 Friday nights at 10:30 PM and on several stations throughout California. We take on discussions and debates with top newsmakers about the most controversial and interesting issues impacting the state, hosted by FOX 11’s Elex Michaelson. For showtimes and more information, go to

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Host Elex Michaelson also co-anchors FOX 11 News weeknights at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Christine Devine. He co-hosts the "FOX 11 Special Report" with Dr. Drew Pinsky weeknights at 7 p.m.