01/20/2017: A New Era in American Politics Begins
January 19, 2017•47 min
Coming up on today's show: Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich analyzes the inauguration of President Donald Trump, along with Carolyn Ryan, senior editor for politics at The New York Times, and Glenn Coffee, a member of the Oklahoma State Senate from 1999-2011, and former Oklahoma secretary of state from 2011-2013. Shirl St. Germain, a former restaurant owner in Marco Island, Florida, and Kevin Lonie, a salesman from Manchester, New Hampshire, are both supporters of President Donald Trump. They join The Takeaway discuss their hopes for the 45th president. Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and Republican consultant Roger Stone join The Takeaway to reflect on Donald Trump’s inauguration, and what he's likely first steps will be after taking office. California Representative Barbara Lee is one of 66 Democrats who will be boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration. Lee says she will be “organizing and preparing for resistance” in lieu of attending the event. President Donald Trump’s team was reportedly having difficulties booking musical guests for inaugural events. But one band is on board. Country act Tim Rushlow and his Big Band performed Thursday evening at the Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, and they'll also perform a song for the first couple’s first dance Friday evening. Charlie Brotman is known for announcing the U.S. presidential inaugural parades. For 67 years, he has delivered the announcement for 11 presidents, beginning with Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 through President Obama in 2013. He was replaced this year by Trump supporter and radio host Steve Ray. He joins The Takeaway to reflect on today's inauguration. The day after the inauguration, hundreds of thousands are expected to converge on D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington to demonstrate against the new administration. Two of the organizers behind the march — Breanne Butler and Nantasha Williams — weigh in today on The Takeaway. President Donald Trump in keeping with his unconventional tactics and has decided to forego a poet laureate for his inauguration ceremony. We explore poetry and politics with Richard Blanco, the 2013 inaugural poet.