The State of the Wealth Gap, 'American Sniper' Controversy, and New TV

We start with a look ahead to tonight’s State of the Union speech, and how President Obama is likely to address income inequality. What has and hasn’t he done on the issue? Also, could universal Pre-K education help ease that inequality? Next up, the film American Sniper about the life and work of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is becoming a kind of political litmus test. Then, author Christopher Noxon discusses his new novel, which is based on his real life as a Hollywood house husband. And finally, in our weekly TV roundup, we size up Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show and other new offerings from the small screen.

Banner Image: Still photo from American Sniper.