Obamanomics, A Vietnam War Legacy, The Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Connection
January 5, 2017•45 min
Coming up on today's show: The final jobs report of Barack Obama’s presidency will be released today. We look at the progress and economic setbacks he’s had over the last eight years with Kenneth Rogoff, a professor of economics at Harvard and a former chief economist with the International Monetary Fund, and Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times. According to the United Nations, more than 7,000 have been killed in the Yemeni civil war since March 2015, and there are reports that around 2.2 million children are suffering from severe malnutrition as a result of the ongoing conflict. Adam Baron, a visiting fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations and researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology, weighs in. Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker discusses the TV shows you should be watching, including "This Is Us," "Girls," "Homeland," and "Planet Earth II." Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and The Takeaway, offers a preview of the 2017 Golden Globe awards, which kick off this Sunday. In 1967, journalist Harrison Salisbury changed the way Americans viewed the Vietnam War and exposed the gap between political speak and public access to information. We explore how Salisbury forever changed U.S. politics with rare audio from the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. Filmmaker Fisher Stevens discusses his new HBO film, "Bright Lights," which is an intimate look into the personal relationship between Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher.