One of the things Congress must do in the next two months is pass legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates air traffic in the United States, and is operating under a law that expires Sept. 30. A bill that would privatize the air-traffic-control system has been introduced in the House; the Senate is considering a different version. Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who famously piloted US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in the Hudson River in 2009, has some serious concerns about how these bills would affect access to air travel and the safety of aviation. He recently spoke with me about the FAA and more. Read our conversation here.
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.
I went to D.C. to interview former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, who now serves as the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). She refused to criticize President Trump’s recent tweets and spoke of a need for more civil discourse when discussing a controversial comment Bill Maher made recently on his HBO show. She also had some advice for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, if he decides to run for president — something she said she’d be open to seeing.
Edward Norton is a Hollywood A-lister with memorable roles in “Primal Fear,” “Fight Club” and “American History X.” He’s also a passionate philanthropist with an entrepreneurial spirit. After running the New York City Marathon for charity in 2009, he got the idea of developing an online platform that would combine fundraising with social media; soon after he co-founded Crowdrise.
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of the late Philando Castile, who was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop on July 6 in Falcon Heights, Minn. Reynolds’ dramatic Facebook live stream of the immediate aftermath of the shooting has captivated and horrified the nation. Reynolds will be joined by her lawyer, Larry Rogers Jr., in the interview.
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“Prisoners” stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal find out that the past can come back to haunt them when Katie has them read actual statements they said about each other!
Deepak Chopra set out on a spiritual journey around 35 years ago in an attempt to give up smoking. Now he leads more than 6 million people in a guided meditation practice and has recently published his 86th book and 25th New York Times bestseller, “You Are the Universe.” Related: Deepak Chopra explains his 86th book, ‘You are the Universe’ Chopra spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the book, meditation, how he handles critics and President Trump.
Oakland, Calif., is a city in renaissance. One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, it has recently become a tourist destination and a hub for tech companies seeking an alternative to San Francisco’s high prices and Silicon Valley environment. The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors’ hot streak has united old and new neighbors in an unflinching Oakland pride. But Oakland was not always a destination of choice: Violence once marked it as the most dangerous city in the country, and its police department has a checkered past due to its use of excessive force.
Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Vice President Aaron Burr in “Hamilton,” joined me on Yahoo News to talk about the statement he read to Vice President-elect Mike Pence after a performance of “Hamilton” and the reaction it received around the country. The actor said, “I think there’s really no way to take the words we said as controversial. That’s democracy.” Dixon also performed his original song, “We Are.”
When Sheila Nevins started her career in the 1960s, she didn’t know women could be bosses. After all, she’d only ever worked for male supervisors. Now, at 78, she’s the president of HBO Documentary Films. Sheila joins us for an unflinching conversation about everything from her painful childhood memories to her plastic surgery. Plus, we discuss what makes a great documentary and listen to celebrities read excerpts from Sheila’s new book.
Alan Gross, an American contractor held captive by the Fidel Castro regime for five years, was released in 2014 when President Obama reopened diplomatic relations with Cuba. Gross stopped by Yahoo News to talk about the death of the former Cuban leader and said Castro’s legacy is “brutality.” He also compared President-elect Donald Trump to Castro, saying, “He’s off his rocker. He’s a megalomaniac of the same ilk as Fidel Castro, only he’s not as well read.”