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Need to Know transcript – July 23, 2010

Need to Know Episode 112 Airdate: July 23, 2010 ALISON STEWART: I’m Alison Stewart. JON MEACHAM: And I’m Jon Meacham. And here’s what you need to know. ALISON STEWART: Taken out of context. What happens when race, politics and the news media collide.  TERENCE SAMUEL: Well I think initially we thought all the muscle memory [...]


Video: Need to Know, July 23, 2010

This week: putting the Shirley Sherrod saga in context. A report on the most dangerous highway in Georgia. And a rare dispute between conservationists and renewable energy advocates in Wyoming.


Video: Next week’s news: Sarah Palin edition

What would the former Alaska governor do as president? Need to Knows resident satirist, Andy Borowitz, gazes into the future, all the way to the year 2012, to find out.


Video: Evan Thomas and ‘The War Lovers’

Alison Stewart speaks with Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas about his book, “The War Lovers,” which draws parallels between the Spanish-American War and the war in Iraq.


Video: The Shirley Sherrod saga, and how the media discusses race

Need to Know talks to Terence Samuel, deputy editor of The Root, an online magazine, to discuss the controversial resignation of USDA employee Shirley Sherrod, and how the media handles issues of race.

Need to Know transcript – July 16, 2010

Need to Know Show 111 Airdate: July 16, 2010 ALISON STEWART: I’m Alison Stewart. JON MEACHAM: And I’m Jon Meacham. Here’s what you need to know… ALISON STEWART: The Senate approves financial reform including tough new rules for lenders. SOT: Conference Report is agreed to. ALISON STEWART: Our conversation with Elizabeth Warren, one of the [...]


Video: Need to Know, July 16, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Where art thou, Obama? A look at how Avandia and other possibly dangerous drugs make it to market. And a photojournalist travels to Bangladesh to document one of the world’s most dramatic health crises: childhood malnutrition.


Interactive: Timeline: The story of Avandia

A Need to Know chronology highlighting the history of the controversial diabetes drug Avandia, leading up to a big decision by the FDA on whether to pull it from the shelves.


Is U.S. food aid working?

Jon Meacham speaks with the Reverend David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, about how our domestic farm policy may be harming malnourished children in the developing world.