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Over the weekend, President Obama announced he won’t take executive action on immigration reform until after the November elections, reneging on a promise he made in June to act before the end of the summer. We hear reaction from a California Congresswoman, plus an update on what’s happening to the tens of thousands of kids from Central America who have come to the U.S. illegally in recent months. In our weekly TV segment, we look at a surprisingly diverse fall lineup. Then, cartoonist Jules Feiffer has created comics, books, plays and screenplays for the past 70 years. Now, at 85, he’s taking on a new medium: the graphic novel. Finally, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been cut from the team and suspended from the NFL after the website TMZ posted a video of him knocking out his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator in February.

Banner Image: President Barack Obama reads briefing material before the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office, August 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Obama’s Immigration About-Face 9 MIN, 37 SEC

In June, President Obama pledged to take executive action on immigration reform before the end of the summer. But he reneged over the weekend. On Saturday, he said he won’t act on immigration policy until after the November elections. That’s made some California lawmakers angry.

Guests:
Loretta Sanchez, Congresswoman (@LorettaSanchez)

What’s in Store for Undocumented Kids? 5 MIN, 14 SEC

More than 50,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have illegally crossed the border since late last year, overloading our immigration system. What’s happening to them now, and will they be affected by President Obama’s decision to wait on immigration reform?

Guests:
Elizabeth Camarena, Casa Cornelia Law Center

Diversity on Television 9 MIN, 10 SEC

The slate of shows in this fall’s TV season looks a bit more diverse than the usual fare: There’s the family sitcom Black-ish, the comedy Cristela featuring Cristela Alonzo, and How to Get Away with Murder starring Viola Davis. But other corners of the TV world feel a bit throwback-ish, and not in a good way.

Guests:
Eric Deggans, NPR (@Deggans)

Jules Feiffer’s New Medium 15 MIN, 5 SEC

Jules Feiffer has been a cartoonist for some 70 years. His comics appeared in the Village Voice for decades. He’s also written books, plays, screenplays and a memoir. Now, at age 85, Jules Feiffer has written his first graphic novel. It’s a comic noir set in the 1930s and ‘40s, written in the style of the pulp novels and detective movies of the time.

Guests:
Jules Feiffer, cartoonist

Kill My Mother

Jules Feiffer

Ray Rice Terminated 7 MIN, 42 SEC

Back in February, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked out his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator. The National Football League suspended him for two games, while the Baltimore Ravens didn’t punish Rice at all. Today, after the elevator video was made public by TMZ, the Ravens cut Rice from the team. The NFL also suspended him indefinitely. What changed?

Guests:
Tom Ley, Deadspin (@ToLey88)

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