FROM Rick Smolan
YouTube Gives Budding Filmmakers a Shot at Sundance The Hollywood adage, "everybody's a director," hints that everyone has an opinion on how a movie should be cut. Now, thanks to YouTube and Ridley Scott, the phrase could become "everybody's a cinematographer." They've invited people from around the world to submit footage for a feature-length documentary. The finished Life in a Day will show at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Rick Smolan, who's generated several photography books around the day-in-the-life theme, is working with the project.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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?
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.
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.