[subscription channel 843]Best Interview podcasts — Politicians, celebrities, news-makers (updated August 2, 2015)
Leonard Lopate lets you in on smart, unpredictable conversations with a diverse collection of great thinkers and talkers, writers, actors, ex-presidents, dancers, scientists, comedians, historians, grammarians, curators, filmmakers and do-it-yourself experts … plus expert tips on the ever-important topic: food. This daily program from WNYC is like eavesdropping on a great dinner conversation. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org
Bitch Media is a feminist response to pop culture, home to whip-smart writers, artists, and activists who analyze popular media with an eye on gender, race, class, and sexuality. A new Bitch podcast comes out every Thursday: Popaganda is a 45-minute in-depth exploration of themes ranging from stand-up comedy to sex work and Backtalk is our quick, fun conversation about the week in pop culture.
Mr. Media® Radio, hosted by Bob Andelman, offers lively celebrity and newsmaker interviews.
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show is a podcast and live streaming video talk show seen every Sunday, 3PM PST on YouTube. An award-winning actor, Pollak (The Usual Suspects, Casino, A Few Good Men) was named by Comedy Central as One of the Top 100 Comedians of All Time. Here, he interviews celebrated actors, writers, directors, comedians, and masters of the tech universe. New episodes drop weekly on Tuesdays.
Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes is also the only show to obtain interviews with every American president from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama.
From the policy debates to the political fights, today's top newsmakers make sure they sit down with Chris Wallace.
ABC News' Sunday morning discussion program, featuring newsmaker interviews, panel discussions and debates on a wide range of global issues and commentary. Brought to you by George Stephanopoulos and the ABC News team. Follow: @ABCPodcasts & @ThisWeekABC
WMC Live with Robin Morgan is a nationally syndicated American radio show with an international audience in 110 countries around the globe. The weekly show (additionally available online at iTunes and at WMCLive.com) is hosted by Robin Morgan, the award-winning author of over 20 books, political analyst, former editor in chief of Ms. Magazine, and, in 2005, co-founder—with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem—of The Women’s Media Center. Praised as "talk radio with a brain" by The Huffington Post, the show has enjoyed exponential ratings growth, not only because of its world-class host, but because of its world-class guests.
Analysis, background reports and updates from the PBS NewsHour putting today's news in context.
By The Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin is an eavesdroppers paradise. Recorded live at Largo in LA, its a series of casual talks between the host and his most interesting show business friends. Agendas are out the window and no topics are off limits in these revealing chats.
Foundation for Democratic Advancement on World Democracy is a FDA podcast on the impact of various democratic processes from around the world on the welfare of individuals. This podcast is hosted by Mr. Stephen Garvey, Foundation for Democratic Advancement's Executive Director, who interviews qualified guests. Mr. Garvey uses the FDA's measurements and findings, and his experience to clarify the perspectives of the guests. The podcast's purposes are to both study and communicate the outcomes of various democratic processes, and thereby help ensure that people become more knowledgable about the outcomes of these processes and can then make more informed decisions. Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Store
This week: Martin Short talks about his life, career, and new memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend (First). Then, Colin Quinn discusses the new off-Broadway play he wrote and stars in, “Colin Quinn The New York Story” (17:37). Plus, no federal agency that reviews, or approves, tattoo inks. Industrial hygienist Monona Rossol talks about the latest studies showing major health risks posed by tattoo inks (40:21).
Noche Flamenca artistic director, Martin Santangelo, and Mariana Elana, who plays Ismene talk about their visually arresting adaptation of Sophocles’s Antigone. This production merges spoken text, live music, spectacle and, dance, using the Spanish art form of Flamenco to reignite the theatrical potential of the Greek chorus. Through August 15 at West Park Presbyterian Church.
Industrial agriculture and livestock are big contributors to greenhouse gasses. Making one hamburger requires hundreds of gallons of water. As more studies highlight the environmental impact of meat, some scientists and entrepreneurs are rethinking meat as we know it. For today's Please Explain, we'll talk to a few of them. Professor Mark Post is a faculty member at Maastricht University, and a leader in making Cultured Beef. He is working on a process that makes a beef hamburger using stem cells. Ethan Brown is the CEO of Beyond Meat. The company makes plant-based meat substitutes that replicate beef and chicken, attempting to make plant proteins behave nearly identically replicate meat proteins. Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat (Courtesy of MBooth) A burger made from Cultured Beef, which has been developed by Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands. (David Parry/PA)
Playwright Joshua Harmon talks about his play “Significant Other,” with stars Gideon Glick and Lindsay Mendez. A young man searches for love while supporting his friends, and finds it impossible to do both. The play appears at the Laura Pels Theater through August 16.
Cognitive neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis explains why he feels addiction is not a brain disease, and why the disease model has become an obstacle to healing. In The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease, Lewis describes addiction as an unintended consequence of the brain seeking pleasure and relief.
What does it take to consider yourself an expert? We bring you stories of women who fake it till they make it.
The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer detailed questions from Congress about the spending of the nearly half a billion dollars it raised after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. But newly obtained internal documents call into question whether the Red Cross itself has an accurate accounting of how the money was spent. In his article for ProPublica, “Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent,” reporter Justin Elliott concludes that the charity failed to track its own spending, oversee projects, or even know whether or not they were successful.
Naomi Jackson talks about her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill. Two sisters, ages ten and sixteen, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them. The young Phaedra and her older sister, Dionne, live for the summer of 1989 with their grandmother Hyacinth, a midwife and practitioner of the local spiritual practice of obeah. Yet when their father, who they barely knew, comes to reclaim them, their life, and the life of everyone around them, upends. Event Naomi Jackson will be reading and signing books at the Brooklyn Museum on August 1 at 8:30 PM
Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville and Grammy Award-winner Robert Gordon talk about directing “Best of Enemies,” a film about the acidic feud between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal that took over the American television and imagination for a short time in the 1960s. Event Robert Gordon will be holding Q&As at the IFC Center on Fri Jul 31 at 6:20 & 8:25, and Sat Aug 1 at 2:15
Throughout the Middle East, groups like ISIS are enslaving, killing and uprooting Christians. Eliza Griswold discusses her investigations on the plight of Christians in the region, which she wrote about for The New York Times. Grizwold also the author of The 10th Parallel and her book of Afghan folk poems I Am the Beggar of the World just a 2015 Pen Award for Poetry in Translation.
The FDA lists several risks from tattoos on its website: Infection, Allergies, Scarring, Granulomas, and MRI complications. However, tattoo inks are regulated as cosmetics in this country, which means that there is no federal agency that reviews, or approves, tattoo inks. A study in Lancet revealed titanium, barium, aluminum, and copper are predominantly used as colorants in tattoos, and there is little scientific information about the lifetime internal exposure to these ingredients. Monona Rossol, industrial hygienist and president of Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc., will discuss the latest study on what is known, and what is unknown, about the safety of tattoos.
Director Stevan Riley and Rebecca Brando, daughter of Marlon Brando, talk about the actor, and the new documentary, “Listen to Me Marlon.” Unbeknownst to the public, Marlon Brando created a vast archive of personal audio materials over the course of his lifetime. The film brings those audio recordings to life, charting his exceptional career as an actor as well as his life away from the stage and screen. The film opens July 29 at the Film Forum. Events On Wednesday, July 29, after the 7:30 show, Director Stevan Riley, Producers John Battsek & RJ Cutler, and Rebecca Brando will hold a Q&A On Thursday, July 30, after the 7:30 show, Director Stevan Riley & Producer RJ Cutler will hold a Q&A
Barry Crimmins is known as a beer-swilling, politically outspoken comic who fostered the talents of the next generation of stand-up comedians in the 1970s and 80s. But he long suppressed his horrific abuse as a child, and eventually opened up about his past in comedy clubs, television shows, and in the political arena. Comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait tells Crimmins’ story in his documentary, “Call Me Lucky.” The film opens August 7 at the IFC Center.
American Constitution Society president Caroline Fredrickson has witnessed the legislative compromises that leave out temps, farmworkers, employees of small businesses, immigrants, and other workers who fall outside the narrow definition of "employees." The women in this fast-growing part of the workforce are denied minimum wage, maternity leave, health care, the right to unionize, and protection from harassment and discrimination—all within the bounds of the law. In Under the Bus: How Working Women are Being Run Over, Fredrickson describes how some working women have a full panoply of rights while others have few or none at all.
Today’s Guest: Tony Little, HSN fitness and exercise guru, author of There’s Always A Way. Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with TONY LITTLE by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of self-righteous men and women who swear by their daily fitness routines, eat right at every meal, and – whenever you’re not looking – Cheat! Cheat! Cheat!… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Order ‘There’s Always A Way’ by Tony Little, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above! The Tampa Bay area of Florida – where Mr. Media has been recorded twice a week since 2007 – has produced its share of national brands and personalities. • Remember the “Morning Zoo” radio phenomenon of the 1980s? Cleveland Wheeler and Scott Shannon started that here at Q105. • Hooters Restaurants began in a Clearwater shack; the chain also launched original Hooters Girl Lynne Austin to fame, fortune and Playmate of the...
On GPS Sunday, an exclusive interview with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on the terms of the much-debated Iran deal. Will it make it through Congress? Then, Fareed sits down with Dr. James Hansen, a scientist who was one of the first to sound the alarm on global warming, to learn the dire conclusions of his new study. And, a look at Japan's efforts to re-militarize. Finally, is it possible to resurrect extinct creatures? Evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro will tell us how to clone a mammoth.
Join Kevin as he sits down with actress and stunt woman Zoe Bell (Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2, Death Proof) as they discuss her extraordinary profession. Zoe chats about how fearlessness, determination, and laughter lead her to the role of a lifetime.
Colin Quinn discuss the new off-Broadway play he wrote and stars in, “Colin Quinn The New York Story.” Based on his book The Coloring Book and directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the play has Quinn bemoaning the rise and fall of his hometown, the city formally known as New York, from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg to the vermin below and above ground. At The Cherry Lane Theater through August 16.
We’ll discuss Newsweek’s upcoming double issue on cancer, with senior editor Elijah Wolfson and contributors Linda Marsa and Megan Scudellari. They’ll discuss how the project came together, as well as the state of cancer treatment today, including the high drug costs and the lack of treatment options available for children.
Martin Short talks about his life, career, and new memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend. Once a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada, he transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen, from his time as a member of Second City to memorable roles in movies such as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride. He also writes about a part of his life that he has long kept private: He lost his eldest brother and both of his parents by the time he turned twenty, and, more recently, he lost his wife of thirty years to cancer. The last time Martin was on the show, with guest host Joy Behar, he couldn't help himself and started performing impressions left and right. We have compiled a cut of some of Martin Short's best impressions during the segment, and a little surprise at the end. Enjoy!
Vanity Fair writer-at-large Marie Brenner discusses her latest piece for the magazine, “Paris is Burning,” about the recent wave of anti-Semitism in Paris. France has the third-largest Jewish population in the world, and recorded anti-Semitic incidents—from riots and attacks on synagogues and schools to the massacre at the kosher market Hyper Cacher—have more than doubled since 2013. Between 10,000 and 15,000 French Jews are expected to leave France for Israel this year.
Staff writer for The New Yorker Jeffrey Toobin discusses his current piece in the July 27 issue of the magazine, “American Limbo.” There has been a comprehensive breakdown in public policy in the wake of President Obama’s stalled immigration-reform initiative, and it puts many of America’s roughly eleven million undocumented immigrants in jeopardy. Toobin also spoke about his mother, pioneering TV journalist Marlene Sanders, who died last week at the age of 84. Click here to listen to our tribute to Ms. Sanders.
Best-selling author Don Winslow talks about his new novel, The Cartel, which spans the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars. DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Adán Barrera, the head of the world’s most powerful cartel. But despite putting his life on the line to nab the arrest, the druglord escapes. Winslow based the character of Adán Barrera on real-life Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, who recently escaped from maximum security prison.
Kai Wright, a contributor to Harper's and a reporting fellow of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, talks about his piece for the August issue of Harper’s magazine, “What Recovery?” Wright spent two years visiting Albany, Georgia, where the poverty rate is 39.9 percent, and among the town’s African-American residents—who account for a two thirds of its 76,000 inhabitants—almost 42 percent. White flight, shuttered businesses, underfunded schools, and overstretched food banks have left even the more optimistic residents knowing better than to expect a dramatic improvement any time soon.
After putting her dream of opening her own restaurant on hold, Layne Mosler moved to Buenos Aires to write about food. One afternoon, she impulsively asked her taxi driver to take her to his favorite restaurant, and she was soon savoring one of the best steaks of her life. In Driving Hungry: A Memoir, Mosler writes about documenting her adventures in her blog, Taxi Gourmet, including the time a pair of lady cab drivers convinced her to become a taxi driver herself. EVENTS: Layne Mosler will appear in conversation with her editor Tim O'Connell at McNally Jackson Books on July 27 at 7:00 pm. Layne Moser at Konyali, a Turkish restaurant in Berlin. (Courtesy of Spiegel Online) Watching the cooks at Carrito. (Anibal Greco) Layne Moser married one of her taxi drivers, Rumen Milkow, in 2014. (Holger Gross)
FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list; Morley Safer profiles Wikipedians, those "persnickety," techy types who keep your favorite Internet information website brimming with data; and Neil deGrasse Tyson tells Charlie Rose about his fascination with the universe and his own personal journey to reignite interest in the great beyond.
Robin on the lack of female playwrights, NASA's new Blue Marble photo, and Cosby as "America's ideal Dad." Guests: Jillian Goodman, founder of new magazine Mary; Alaa Murabit on women in Libya; evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk on insects as sex instructors. Jillian Goodman MaryReview.com » On Twitter (@Mary_Review) » On Facebook (MaryReview1) » Alaa Murabit Voices of Libyan Women » On Twitter (@almmura) » On Twitter (@VoiceLibyaWomen) » On Facebook (TheVoiceOfLibyanWomen) » Marlene Zuk Zuk Lab at the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences » TEDBlog: The many meanings of seduction »
This week, Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek talks about the long search for nature's deep design (first), Penn Jillette talks about his career in magic and his return to Broadway with Teller, then Jerome Anthony Gourdine, lead singer of the doo-wop group Little Anthony and the Imperials, looks back o the 1950s R&B scene.
GQ writer Jeff Sharlet discusses his recent piece “The Invisible Man,” about the death of a homeless man on LA’s Skid Row. Charly “Africa” Keunang was just another anonymous man on the streets of downtown L.A. in an area that has been officially designated a homeless “containment” zone—until he was shot six times by the LAPD and killed on March 1. Sharlet speaks with Charly’s tent neighbors, his estranged family, and sifts through previously unreleased police body cam footage of the incident to piece together what happened on that Sunday. The L.A. Times is reporting that another actor in the confrontation, a homeless woman named Trishawn Cardessa Carey, could face life in prison for picking up a baton dropped by a police officer.
Sam Vogelstein has epilepsy, and was experiencing up to 100 seizures a day. His parents found an untested, unproven treatment, that was also illegal. Fred Vogelstein discusses his fight to get treatment for his son, which he wrote about in his story for WIRED, "One Man's Desperate Quest to Cure His Son's Epilepsy - With Weed".
Actress Cobie Smulders and director Kris Swanberg discuss their new film, “Unexpected.” In it, a young teen becomes pregnant during her college search and faces some tough choices about her future. Cobie Smulders plays her teacher who guides her throughout the process, and who also becomes unexpectedly pregnant at the same time. The film opens July 24.
Why isn't New York City's tap water kosher? What makes the corner gyro stand halal? Where do the two standards agree and what sets them apart? For today's Please Explain we dive into the rules and regulations of dietary laws. We are talking to Lara Rabinovitch, food editor at GOOD Magazine and self-styled "Doctor of Pastrami," Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein, director of Mehadrin Kashrus, and Mohammad Adil Khan, president and founder of the US Halal Association.
Amy and Sarah talk about the new Judd Apatow film and Bernie Sanders at Netroots Nation.
Penn Jillette talks about his Broadway engagement with partner in magic, Teller. The show includes both elements of their Las Vegas show and classics from their repertoire, and marks the 40th anniversary of their 1985 off-Broadway debut. At the Marquis Theater through August 16. On now, @pennjillette opens up about the secrets of his magic (maybe) http://t.co/HUF6Vq8chu pic.twitter.com/1GmUvxnk7b — Leonard Lopate (@LeonardLopate) July 23, 2015 .@pennjillette says that he finds @davidblaine's take on magic is "appaling" http://t.co/HUF6Vq8chu — Leonard Lopate (@LeonardLopate) July 23, 2015 Want to see if someone is planted in the audience for a magic show? Watch them go up the stairs, says @pennjillette http://t.co/HUF6Vq8chu — Leonard Lopate (@LeonardLopate) July 23, 2015 .@pennjillette started out as a juggler who was "philosophically opposed to magic." http://t.co/HUF6Vq8chu — Leonard Lopate (@LeonardLopate) July 23, 2015 In 19th century the rabbit out of the hat was easier, says @pennjillette...
Project Lives: New York Public Housing Residents Photograph Their World is a book of photography, taken by the people who live in public housing. The photos capture neighbors, friends, and the everyday lives of people who are not generally portrayed in photography at large. Chelsea Davis, the co-editor of the book, discusses the project with two of the books photographers: Margaret Wells, who lives at the Manhattanville projects in West Harlem, and Znya Mourning, who lives in the Ft. Independence projects in the Bronx. I like living here because I get my grandma to cook for me. When I stood right near my grandma while she was looking at basketball she told me “pa fe sa tout tan anko sof si mwen gen rad bon pou mwen.” She said, “don’t do that ever again unless I have good clothes on me.” — ELODIE JEAN-BAPTISTE (Elodie Jean-Baptiste/Project Lives) Cloud formations. Impending rain. (Sheik Bacchus/Project Lives) On Christmas I photograph my cat and I dance with my cat. Dance ballerina, because...
As the lead singer of doo-wop group Little Anthony and the Imperials, Jerome Anthony Gourdine, also known as Little Anthony, became famous for his high-pitched falsetto voice, and rose to stardom in the 1950s R&B scene. His life and music are the subjects of his autobiography Little Anthony: My Journey, My Destiny. EVENTS: Little Anthony will be performing his one-man show, "Little Anthony: An Evening of Story and Song" at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, Long Island, July 25, at 8:00 p.m.
We’re often told that cures for diseases like cancer, HIV, diabetes and cystic fibrosis are “around the corner.” According to Vice Motherboard staff writer Jason Koebler, our focus on cures for major diseases leads us to “misallocate funds to moonshot ideas that, scientifically, don't make as much sense as merely trying to improve the treatments we already have.” His article is called "The Cure Culture." We want to hear from doctors and patients who are affected by this "cure culture." Do you think the focus of long term illnesses should be on cures, or on the treatment of symptoms? Let us know in the comments page, or call us on July 23 between 1:20 and 2:00 p.m. EST at 212-433-9692
The hallmarks of the universe embody symmetry, harmony, balance, proportion, and economy, which is at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. In A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek argues that beauty has been the heart of scientific pursuit from Pythagoras to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein. Events Frank Wilczek will be in conversation with Glennys Farrar at Pioneer Works, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Today’s Guest: Elliot Mintz, longtime friend and confidante of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, a former broadcast journalist turned media consultant to the stars. Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Elliot Mintz by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of professional interviewers who would give their left, uh, pinky for an archive as diverse and substantial as Elliot Mintz’s… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Elliot Mintz I’m going to school today and you’re all invited to sit in on a master class with me. Teaching a course on getting the “get” and not screwing it up once you have it will be my guest, master celebrity interviewer and media consultant Elliot Mintz. It’s okay if you’re asking yourself, “Who is Elliot Mintz?” It just means you’re likely from a younger generation, one that didn’t come up in the post-Beatles pop culture of the 1970s. ELLIOT MINTZ podcast excerpt: “I lived in Laurel...
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the next in our series of interviews with the candidates running for president in 2016. Tonight, we sit down with former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who made a run for the Republican nomination in 2012, and he is trying again. Welcome, Senator Santorum. RICK SANTORUM Republican Presidential Candidate: Thank you, Judy. Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, we were just listening to that report about Americans joining the fight against ISIS. To you, what’s the greater threat to this country, ISIS or Iran? RICK SANTORUM: I think ISIS is the more near-term threat, obviously the jihadis that they encourage to attack here in the United States and obviously the hot war that’s going on in the Middle East. But, clearly, the long-term threat is Iran, and I have been saying that really for the better part of 12 years. When I was in the Senate, I authored bills on sanctioning Iran. I was talking about their nuclear program and how an Iranian nuclear program is really...
Join special guest host Samm Levine as he talks with showrunner/writer/director Jack Kenny. Jack makes it through most of his Hollywood story, spending extra time talking about gems like Warehouse 13, The Book of Daniel, and Titus.
On GPS Sunday, the West and Iran FINALLY reach agreement on its nuclear program. But is Iran ready to come in from the cold? Fareed asks an all-star panel to discuss. Also, the OTHER big deal of the week: Greece gets saved by Europe...or does it? Paul Krugman tells us why the new deal is terrible for Greece AND for Europe. And, the incredible story of "El Chapo", the all powerful drug-lord who managed to escape from prison for the second time. What does it mean for the U.S.-Mexico relationship?
From smartphones to cars and defense missiles, modern U.S. life depends on rare earth elements but China dominates the industry. Lesley Stahl reports; Anderson Cooper has the story of a woman who was arrested and charged with helping her dying father kill himself; Morley Safer profiles a billionaire investor who's pledging a good part of his fortune to save America's history.
Robin comments on Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman publication controversy, South Carolina (again), and women in media abroad. Guests: East African singer-songwriter Somi; bioengineer of marine life Kakani Katija; legendary Indian Gandhian feminist activist Devaki Jain. Kakani Katija Kakani Katija on NationalGeographic.com » On Twitter (@KakaniKatija) » On Facebook (KakaniKatija) » Monterey Bay Aquarium » On Twitter (@MBARI_news) » On Facebook (MBARInews) » Somi SomiMusic.com » On Twitter (@SomiMusic) » On Facebook (SomiMusic) » Devaki Jain DevakiJain.com »
JUDY WOODRUFF: The nuclear agreement reached by the United States and other major world powers with Iran has provoked an intense reaction in Washington and around the world. This morning, I sat down at the State Department with the Obama administration’s point man on the deal, Secretary John Kerry, to discuss it and the reaction it has generated. Secretary John Kerry, thank you for talking with us. JOHN KERRY, Secretary of State: My pleasure. JUDY WOODRUFF: So it’s been three days since you made this announcement. JOHN KERRY: Is that all? It feels like an eternity. (LAUGHTER) JUDY WOODRUFF: When did you know, yourself, that this was going to come together? JOHN KERRY: I really only knew in the last couple of days. And even then, there were some tough issues to resolve in the final hours which could have snagged the whole thing. But a week before, I think it was Sunday a week out, I had a very direct and very sober discussion with my counterpart, questioning whether or not they really had...
GWEN IFILL: Europe and Greece finally appear to be close to a bailout deal to provide Athens a financial lifeline. But it appears that battle is not yet over. A new front has opened whether to provide permanent relief for Greece’s $330 billion debt, whether by extending repayment, encouraging creditors to take a loss, called taking a haircut, or canceling some of what’s owed outright. The International Monetary Fund, one of Greece’s many creditors, says that, without some form of debt restructuring, the Greek economy will remain in freefall. Earlier today, I talked about that with the IMF’s managing director, Christine Lagarde. Christine Lagarde, thank you so much for joining us. CHRISTINE LAGARDE, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund: Pleasure. GWEN IFILL: After everything we have seen develop in Greece over the last several weeks and especially in the last week, you have said that even more might be necessary, that debt relief is important. How would that happen? CHRISTINE LAGARDE...