FROM David Sterritt
A Short History of Oscar's Worst Snubs Is Stanley Kubrick the greatest director who never won an Oscar? What about Orson Wells? Is the Academy likely to make some new mistakes on Sunday night? Nine films are up for Best Picture this year, and the Golden Globes , Screen Actors Guild and other awards have created expectations for winners and losers. We look back at some mistakes of the past with David Sterritt, Chairman of the National Society of Film Critics . His latest book is Spike Lee's America .
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?