Actor Alec Baldwin has delighted millions of viewers playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, but it wasn’t so long ago that he tried to say goodbye to public life entirely. He joins us for a frank discussion about the arc of his career, his personal challenges with tabloid journalism, and the political tensions within his own family. Plus, he dishes on his favorite Jack Donaghy lines from 30 Rock and why no one is more thrilling to work with than Tom Cruise.
I was joined by Richard Cohen, president and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center, to talk about Donald Trump selecting Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist and the rise of the alt-right movement.
On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with actor and two-time “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Stephen Baldwin. Baldwin is in Cleveland supporting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.
Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham has an unexpected pick for president: Sen. Marco Rubio. “Rubio will be president one day,” Graham told Yahoo…
GOP strategist Mike Murphy caught the political bug early: he began his career as a college student making radio ads out of his dorm room for a long-shot congressional race. He’s gone on to specialize in winning statewide campaigns for governor and Senate. He’s been the lead strategist for many major Republican figures, including John McCain, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mitt Romney. He also had a role in the 2016 campaign season. “I ran the Jeb Bush super PAC,” he explains, “which gives me the unique credential of having blown, oh, over 95 million dollars and not winning.” Mike joined us to discuss his vocal criticism of Donald Trump, the media’s role in modern politics and why he’s a hopeless romantic when it comes to presidential races.
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Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of the website FiveThirtyEight, is America’s favorite statistician. His website is required reading for anyone obsessing over U.S. elections. He joined Brian and me to talk about polling methods, Comeygate and why post-election gridlock is a very safe bet.
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Bill Browder used to be Russia’s largest foreign investor. Then, in 2005, he was blacklisted by the Russian government and kicked out of the country. Now he’s one of Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critics. He joins us to explain what went wrong, including how his own lawyer ended up dead in a Russian prison. Plus, Browder unpacks the perils and opportunities of a closer U.S. relationship with Russia and offers a chilling assessment of Putin.
Bob Woodward and Tina Brown are two living legends in the world of journalism. As an investigative journalist at The Washington Post, Woodward, alongside reporter Carl Bernstein, helped break the Watergate scandal that eventually sunk Richard Nixon. Tina Brown’s career has been no less storied. She’s edited Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, created The Daily Beast and written the best-selling book, The Diana Chronicles.
They chat with Katie and Brian about this historic election cycle, if we’re living in a post-factual political landscape, and if news outlets have been balanced when covering Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Doris Kearns Goodwin knows her presidents. As America’s leading presidential historian, she’s written five critically acclaimed and best-selling presidential biographies. Her book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln is revered by the likes of Steven Spielberg and President Obama. In this election week bonus episode, she joined us to help parse Donald Trump’s upset victory.
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Bob Costas is THE voice of the Olympics — the legendary broadcaster has hosted more than a dozen of the games. Today he talks with Katie and Brian about how he prepares to preside over the Olympics, and how a childhood passion for sports turned into a love of sportscasting. He also explains conflicted feelings over Caitlyn Jenner’s 2015 Arthur Ashe award, and weighs in on our current political climate. Plus, we hear some of your favorite Olympics memories.
I was joined by Republican pollster and political consultant Frank Luntz to talk about the latest developments in the final stretch of the 2016 presidential election campaigns.
I spoke with Washington Post political investigations reporter Rosalind Helderman about her article detailing a hacked memo released by WikiLeaks that appears to implicate former President Bill Clinton in a pay to play scenario.
With Election Day only one day away, I talked to Zerlina Maxwell, director of progressive media at Hillary for America, about the state of the race. Tom Bevan, co-founder and publisher of RealClearPolitics, and Yahoo News Political Consultant Brian Goldsmith joined me to explain the electoral map and the votes needed for a presidential victory. Dan Klaidman, Yahoo News Deputy Editor, discussed Hillary Clinton campaign’s response to the FBI’s decision not to bring criminal charges over new emails related to Clinton’s use of a private email server.