MPR News Presents for July 16, 2013
Jul 16, 2013 Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press Guests Chrystia Freeland: Managing director and editor of consumer news at Thomson Reuters. Former US managing editor of the Financial Times. She is the author of two books, most recently Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else. Andrew Revkin: Senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes the Dot Earth blog for The New York Times. He has been a science and environment writer for 30 years, with half that time spent as a staff reporter at the New York Times. His coverage of climate change has won most of the major awards for science journalism E. J. Dionne: Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, and University Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University. A nationally respected commentator on politics, Dionne appears weekly on NPR and regularly on MSNBC. He is a regular contributor to NBC's "Meet the Press." He has also appeared on "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and other PBS programs. Dionne joined the Post in 1990 and began writing his column in 1993. Ronald Brownstein: Political director for Atlantic Media Company, where he coordinates overall political coverage at its publications, which include The Atlantic, National Journal, Hotline, and Congress Daily; and also editorial director for National Journal Group. He writes a weekly column that appears simultaneously in National Journal and the Los Angeles Times, as well as articles in National Journal and The Atlantic. Brownstein was twice named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the 1996 and 2004 presidential campaigns. Rita Braver: National correspondent for "Sunday Morning" on CBS News. She covers everything from politics and foreign policy to trends and the arts. She served as CBS News chief White House correspondent from 1993 to 1997 and law correspondent covering the Justice Department, FBI, DEA, and the US Supreme Court from 1983 to 1993. She has won six Emmy Awards.
A discussion of President Obama's second term agenda and his ability to turn his ideas into reality. Is he squandering his leadership opportunity, and is the presidential "bully pulpit" dead? Some advice from journalists and columnists at the Aspen Ideas Festival.