Sports and Politics

This Sunday, an iconic American beer brewer will debut a Super Bowl ad weighing in on immigration policy. But political commentary is not always welcome in athletics. Monica Lam talks with prominent athletes and activists, including Jim Brown, Tommie Smith, Danielle Slaton and Harry Edwards, about the intersection of sports and politics.

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Monica Lam

Monica  is the senior producer of KQED Newsroom, a weekly current affairs TV program, and has reported extensively on the criminal justice system.

Before joining KQED, Monica worked at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she examined conditions inside maximum security prisons and abuse in state-run institutions for the developmentally disabled. Prior to that, she produced and directed Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter, a documentary that follows novelist Amy Tan as she creates an opera based on her family history.

Monica's work has been honored with a duPont Award, two Emmys, regional and national Murrow Awards, and has been recognized by Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, Religion Newswriters Association and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. Monica studied urban studies at Stanford University and earned a master's in journalism at University of California at Berkeley. Twitter: @monicazlam

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