Phil McGraw welcomes us to his eye-popping Beverly Hills home to chat about his long-running daytime talk show, his pre-TV gigs and Oprah’s role in his success. Plus, he weighs in on America’s opioid crisis, mass shootings, President Trump’s atypical behavior, and the #MeToo movement. But first, Phil and his wife Robin give us a tour of their digs.
Brian and I went to Ina Garten’s home on Easter morning for a lesson on slow-cooked scrambled eggs (with truffles!) and a wide-ranging conversation at her kitchen table. Between bites of breakfast, we discussed Ina’s views on feminism, other celebrity chefs, and her unlikely path from White House nuclear energy expert to Food Network star. Plus, an unexpected cameo from Jeffrey, Ina’s husband of 48 years.
There were over 200 arrests made in Baton Rouge, La. and St. Paul, Minn. Saturday during demonstrations over recent fatal police shootings. One of those arrested was activist DeRay Mckesson, a prominent voice in the Black Lives Matter movement. Mckesson spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the ongoing protests, the movement and his arrest.
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a decorated Marine Corps veteran, has quickly made a name for himself as an outspoken critic of President Trump. I spoke with Moulton about his decision to run for office, his views on President Trump and the future of the Democratic Party.
Amy Schumer made a name— and a career— for herself with her unapologetically raunchy brand of stand-up comedy. But being known as “the sex comic” never phased Amy. “That just seemed like a stepping stone,” she says. I stopped by Amy’s apartment to discuss everything that came out of her success in stand-up comedy, including starring roles in movies and on Broadway, her Comedy Central sketch series, and her best-selling memoir. We also discuss the #MeToo movement, body image issues in Hollywood, and the tragedy that sparked Amy’s involvement in gun safety activism.
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.
Media mogul and writer Arianna Huffington thinks America is in a sleep crisis. She also thinks Donald Trump is a “clear and present danger” to the country. Huffington spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on “Yahoo News Live” about both of those topics, as well as her new book, “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.”
It’s been a big season for women in politics – both in fictional worlds and real ones. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) talks about playing the fictional president Selina Meyer and Rebecca Traister (All the Single Ladies) digs into the moment and meaning of Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination. Plus, Katie takes a field trip to Times Square to find out what a woman nominee, and potential president, means to everyday Americans.
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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Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski share a morning TV news show— and a life. For over a decade, they’ve co-hosted Morning Joe on MSNBC, along with Willie Geist. Soon they’ll take on new titles: husband and wife. Brian and I went to NBC Studios in New York to talk with Mika and Joe about the criticism they’ve faced for their coverage of Donald Trump, the evolution of the GOP, and why they think the 25th Amendment should be invoked. Plus, their account of New Year’s at Mar-a-Lago.
Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor are alumni of the Obama administration who recently founded Crooked Media, a progressive media company. They also host the hit political podcast, Pod Save America. For this special crossover episode, I spoke with these former White House communications aides about President Trump’s troubled relationship with the press, media accountability and how Democrats can translate protests into votes.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd says that the momentum behind the women’s movement took a hit during President Bill Clinton’s scandal-plagued years in the White House.