For a conservative’s perspective on the food stamp program, Need to Know host Jeff Greenfield spoke with Ramesh Ponnuru. He’s a columnist and senior editor of National Review magazine, and a contributor to a wide array of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Greenfield asked Ponnuru: “At the fundamental level, do you have a problem with a federal government program that says, under a set of circumstances, we’re going to help you eat?”
Need to Know is a production of Creative News Group (CNG) in association with WNET. Marc Rosenwasser is Executive Producer. Need to Know is made possible by Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Mutual of America, Citi Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.