FROM Yancey Strickler
Kickstarter CEO Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler talks with Kim Masters about the overriding mission of the company and his hopes for the future. Since it launched five years ago, more than six million people have donated over $1 billion to fund more than $63,000 projects. Strickler addresses some of the criticisms that the company has endured in the face of certain projects -- namely the Zach Braff movie and the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset. Strickler also addressed accusations of censorship that were raised by a documentary filmmaker making a movie about a convicted abortion doctor. Ultimately he champions the goal of getting the public to support a creator's vision whether or not a given project proves to be a financial success.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.