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September 23 2019


U.N. Climate Summit: What Action Will The World Take On Climate Change?

The U.N. Climate Summit convenes in the U.S. We’re in New York to measure the world’s resolve to halt climate change. Rebeca Sabnam, Julio Friedmann and Susanne Moser join David Folkenflik.

Part III: Behind 'The Knowledge Gap.' Is School Curriculum To Blame?

The latest in our series on the achievement gap. Could the problem be the nation’s focus on teaching skills rather than actual knowledge? Natalie Wexler and Sarah Webb join Meghna Chakrabarti.

September 20 2019


Week In The News: Saudi Oil Attacks, Kavanaugh, Corey Lewandowski, GM Strikes

Saudi Arabia oil attacks. The New York Times versus Kavanaugh. Trump’s former campaign manager plays dodgeball on Capitol Hill. GM strikes. Karen Tumulty, Margaret Talev and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Comedy After Death: 'The Good Place' Creator Michael Schur On Ethics, Afterlife

"The Good Place" is an Emmy-nominated comedy about the afterlife. We're joined by the hit show’s creator. Michael Schur speaks with David Folkenflik.

September 19 2019


As The Effects Of Climate Change Escalate, So Could Global Conflict, Writer Says

Global chaos over climate change. Wars over scarce resources. Desperate mass migrations. Our guest says that’s the not so distant future if the world doesn’t take action now. Emily Atkin joins Meghna Chakrabarti, along with Francesco Femia.

Life After Surviving Cancer: The Relief, Challenges And New Fears

On the other side of cancer treatment, survivors can face new challenges and fears. We look at ways to help. Laura Landro, Julia Rowland Sue Della Maddalena join Meghna Chakrabarti.

September 18 2019


'Friends' Co-Creator On Its Resurgence: 'It's Like Comfort Food'

"When my daughter was in high school, one of her friends ... said to her, 'Have you seen that new show called 'Friends'? They thought it was a period piece."

On The Middle East: Israel Elections, Saudi Drone Strikes, Iran Tensions

With news from Israel, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iran, we talk with a U.S. diplomat who has served across the region about the role the U.S. should play in this delicate moment in the Middle East. Ryan Crocker and Yaacov Benmeleh join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nostalgia TV's Takeover: Rewind The Clock, Rewatch The Classics

Nostalgia TV makes a comeback. We look at reboots, reunions, revivals and why, 25 years on, we want to hang with "Friends." Marta Kauffman, Eric Deggans and Cristel Antonia Russell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

September 17 2019


MSNBC's Katy Tur; 2020 Candidate Mark Sanford

MSNBC’s Katy Tur blasts lack of federal paid family leave upon her return to work. She’s on with Meghna Chakrabarti, and we also hear from Dr. Kimberly Montez. Plus, former South Carolina governor and Republican presidential candidate Mark Sanford joins.

What The Strain Of Paying For College Does To Families

We unpack the financial and psychological toll of paying for soaring college costs with the author of the new book "Indebted." Caitlin Zaloom joins Meghna Chakrabarti, along with Stanley Gates II.

Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford Joins Ranks Of Republicans Running Against Trump

Former South Carolina governor and Republican presidential candidate Mark Sanford is with us.

September 16 2019


California Is Changing The Rules For Contract Workers And The Gig Economy

Who’s an employee and who’s a contract worker? California is rewriting the rules. Carolyn Said, Lorena Gonzalez and Diane Mulcahy join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Part II: How To Get Students Excited About Learning

Rapping Shakespeare? Origami in math class? Out-of-the box ideas to get students excited about learning. Part II of our special series on the achievement gap. Pedro Noguera, Matthew Riggan and Keene Walker join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Trump Administration Blames Iran For Attacks On Saudi Oil

The Trump administration claims Iran was involved with Saturday's drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. We look at tensions with Tehran.

September 13 2019


The Role TV Played In The Election And Presidency Of Trump

Populism alone didn’t propel Donald Trump to the White House. The transformation of television played its part. A top TV critic makes the case. James Poniewozik joins David Folkenflik.

Week In The News: Asylum Claims, 2020 Democrats, Bolton, N.C., Gun Laws

Bolton exits. Democrats debate. GOP notches up a win in N.C. The House moves on gun control. The roundtable is here. Seung Min Kim, Sahil Kapur and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

September 12 2019


Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Innovation?

Innovation is the buzzword in our digital era. But our guests say we’d be better off if we slowed down and maintained and improved what we already have. Andrew Russell and Lee Vinsel join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Bahamas Update; Democratic Debate Preview

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian, the death toll in the Bahamas rises and so does the desperation. We hear from first responders and eyewitnesses. Christy Delafield and Nikki Battiste join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, the third Democratic debate. We look ahead with the Washington Post's Jenna Johnson.

Round 3: Previewing The Democratic Debate

Ten candidates are set to take the stage in Houston for the third Democratic debate. We look ahead.
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