FROM Stuart Elliott
Advocacy Ads Reach the Super Bowl The Saints-Colts match-up is not the only draw on Sunday's Super Bowl. Millions also tune in to see the clever ads. But CBS is stirring up controversy by airing the first-ever advocacy ad on one of the most divisive issues. College football star, Heisman winner and hero of Christian conservatives, Tim Tebow will appear in an ad sponsored by Focus on the Family, highlighting his mother's decision to give birth against doctor's advice. The spot has viewers anticipating Sunday's commercials more than ever, says Stuart Elliott, advertising columnist for the New York Times .
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.