Assistant Producer, To the Point/Which Way, LA?
FROM Daniel Rothberg
The Syrian War and Secret U.S. Support As crisis grows more dangerous by the day, nobody yet knows what the Obama Administration is doing to help Syrian rebels against the al-Assad regime. We’ll have reports from inside the country and ask if it’s time for the US to become more directly involved—whatever the risks might be. Also, Bo Xilai’s Wife Reportedly Confesses to Murder Charges and we take a look at who gets what in public tragedies.
Los Angeles Sikhs React to Wisconsin Temple Attack Yesterday's killing of six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin has reverberations in Southern California, where many Sikhs live and worship.
Knight Capital and High Speed Trading on Wall Street The latest Wall Street chaos reveals how computerized algorithms control financial markets. What's their role in retail customer service and choosing the next music star?
Is Temporary Labor the New Permanent? Temporary employment is on the rise. We look at the potential consequences, which may be very different for blue-collar workers than for professionals or executives.
The London Olympics Begin Today on To The Point, we’ll get some previews and take a look at how much the Olympic Games really mean to different countries around the world. Also, a look at guns and the presidential campaign, and China's dramatic political upheaval as the wife of Bo Xilai faces murder charges.
Penn State, Football Culture and the NCAA In the aftermath of the pedophilia scandal, Penn State football will be hit hard by NCAA sanctions. But will they change the culture of football nationwide and restore the balance between sports and the classroom? On Reporter's Notebook, after Mitt Romney slammed President Obama on his way overseas, campaign advisors tell British reporters the White House doesn’t appreciate a “shared history.” Also, Ford Motor Company's profits are down.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.