FROM Jonathan Tannenwald
NBC leaves many frustrated with lackluster Olympics coverage Year after year, NBC's coverage of the Olympics has been criticized by sports fans and others. The games in Rio are no exception. NBC has delayed broadcast of the Opening Ceremonies and major events, even though Brazil is only one hour ahead of the East Coast of the US. Some viewers there are angry, and those on the West Coast are feeling deprived and manipulated, as we hear from Johathan Tannenwald, a sportswriter for Philly.com . Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira give viewers a taste of the beach in Ipanema
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?
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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.