Under the cover of anonymity people feel emboldened to say hateful things online, which can be hurtful when you are the target. New York Times Deputy Washington Editor Jonathan Weisman explains why he quit Twitter over anti-Semitic bullying — and why he returned. And Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, says that for every big win against hate speech there is inevitably a backlash. Plus, we ask folks in Times Square to tell us their stories of being bullied online.
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.
Thomas L. Friedman has been writing Op-Eds in the New York Times for 21 years and he still sees column ideas everywhere. He joins Katie to discuss our autumn of discontent and the profound sense of “stuckness” he believes many Americans feel. They talk about globalization, the election, and the increasingly blurred line between politics and entertainment. Plus, was NAFTA a good or a bad thing?
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric is joined by actress Eva Longoria at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where she’s delivering a speech to the Democratic National Convention.
Vice presidential candidates can make or break a campaign. Remember Sarah Palin? So do Katie and Brian. That sets the stage for today’s interview with Libertarian vice presidential candidate William ‘Bill’ Weld. He is one of the great characters in American politics. The former governor of Massachusetts discusses his long-shot race for the White House and his lengthy career — which he began working alongside Hillary Rodham Clinton. Governor Weld also talks about the strengths of his running mate, Governor Gary Johnson, addresses the campaign’s gaffes, and shares why he’s not swayed by criticism that his ticket could swing the presidential election.
Katie and Brian head to the Capitol, to talk with Senator Al Franken about the current political campaign, the issues that are top on his mind, and the legacy and lessons of the late Senator Paul Wellstone. Along the way they also hear from constituents with a lot on their minds, especially relating to recent gun violence.
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.
In a panel hosted by Katie Couric, Ashley Judd and Anita Sarkeesian talk about how they have been fighting back against relentless online harassment while Ka…
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.
After Katie Couric underwent a colonoscopy on live television in 2000, colonoscopy rates jumped by 20%. Research published in JAMA called it “The Katie Couric Effect.” Now, as part of American Heart Month, Yahoo News Global Anchor Couric is hoping to boost public awareness of heart disease in women by having her heart checked at the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
I spoke with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni about the state of the 2016 election, the campaign strategies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and what this all means for America.
June 20 is the fortieth anniversary of our introduction to a great white shark with an axe to grind in Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws.” Before 1975, the movies rel…
Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. Heart disease is now the No. 1 killer of women, causing more deaths than all cancers combined. And yet only 56 percent of American women realize that heart disease is their greatest health threat. To combat this gap in understanding – and the heart disease epidemic itself – Barbra Streisand has co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance, a collaboration between the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.