S2020E330 · Deval Patrick
Democratic presidential candidate and former MA Gov. Deval Patrick discusses his late entry into the 2020 race. The only African-American candidate left in the field, Patrick talks about his journey from the South Side of Chicago to law school and a career at Fortune 500 companies. He explains his views on capitalism and the wealth tax, as well as his newly released reparations platform.
S2019E329 · Michael Moore
Filmmaker Michael Moore discusses the 2020 presidential race. Moore, who correctly predicted Trump’s win in 2016, now says the Democrat could win the popular vote by an even greater margin and still lose. Moore explains why he supports Sanders over Warren, and addresses the candidates’ recent falling out. He discusses the Senate impeachment trial and his public apology to Iran’s ayatollah.
S2019E328 · David Miliband
Former British Foreign Secretary and Labour politician David Miliband addresses the escalating conflict between the U.S. and Iran. Miliband, now head of the International Rescue Committee, says chaos in the Middle East could impact his work on the global refugee crisis. Miliband discusses U.K. and U.S. politics ahead of the 2020 election, warning that the “hard left doesn’t provide the answer.
Cindy & Meghan McCain
S2019E327 · Cindy & Meghan McCain
Sen. John McCain’s widow Cindy and daughter Meghan join Firing Line to reflect on the Senator’s legacy and bipartisan accomplishments just over a year after his passing. Cindy and Meghan address President Trump’s attacks on John McCain, the deep polarization in American politics, Meghan’s role as the conservative voice on The View, and their relationship with 2020 Presidential candidate Joe Biden.
S2019E326 · Bryan Stevenson
Civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson joins Firing Line to discuss race in America, the legacy of slavery, and his work defending death row prisoners. He also discusses creating The National Memorial for Peace and Justice to honor the victims of lynching, and the upcoming Hollywood movie based on his memoir, Just Mercy.
S2019E325 · Adam Schiff
House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff discusses the third presidential impeachment in U.S. history. Schiff explains why he now believes that a failed impeachment is better than none at all. He also discusses the Inspector General’s findings of mistakes in the FBI surveillance application process. In addition, Schiff warns about the threat of disinformation campaigns in the 2020 elections.
S2019E324 · Nikki Haley
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley discusses her role in President Trump’s cabinet, and assesses the Trump administration’s handling of North Korea and Iran. Haley addresses the controversy over her recent comments on the confederate flag, and explains how the GOP should appeal to new voters. She also says the UN needs to change with the times.
S2019E323 · Condoleezza Rice
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins Margaret Hoover on Firing Line to discuss the Trump administration’s on-and-off negotiations with the Taliban, as well as the reforms she believes are needed to keep NATO healthy. The wide-ranging interview, recorded in September, also covers the growing threat of nativism and the overuse of Twitter by elected officials.
S2019E322 · Michael Bloomberg
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is Margaret Hoover’s guest this week on Firing Line. They discuss guns, climate change, and the 2020 presidential race. The interview, recorded in September, provides insight into Mr. Bloomberg’s decision making process as he weighed whether or not to jump into the 2020 race himself. “I won’t need to raise money,” he said.
S2019E321 · Will Hurd
House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) discusses the impeachment hearings. Hurd explains why he says President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president was “inappropriate,” and where he stands on allegations of bribery and extortion. Hurd discusses which witnesses he wants to hear from next, and whether or not he has made up his mind on how he would vote.
S2019E320 · Mark Warner
Sen. Intel Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-VA) discusses Russian election interference and how other adversaries have learned from their playbook heading into 2020. Warner talks about combating threats to voting systems and disinformation campaigns. He discusses his possible role as a juror in an impeachment trial, and says Russian spies spread the false claim that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election.
S2019E319 · David Shulkin
Former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin joins Firing Line to discuss his tenure in the Trump administration before the president fired him by tweet. Shulkin explains his argument against privatization of the VA, a policy dispute that he believes led to his dismissal. He also addresses Trump’s leadership style and defends his controversial travel while in office.
Is free speech under attack on college campus and beyond? How can these troubling trends be confronted? With author James Kirchick
Ria Tabacco Mar
Ria Tabacco Mar
Ria Tabacco Mar, ACLU attorney in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission discusses the implications of this week’s Supreme Court ruling.
Science educator Bill Nye joins Firing Line to discuss the science and impact of climate change. The former host of Bill Nye the Science Guy talks about the role of innovation, investment, policy and education in addressing the problem. Nye also explains why he debates climate change skeptics and evolution deniers.