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Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Join author, activist and political commentator Margaret Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas among the brightest minds and freshest voices from across the political spectrum.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/BMHfDlZgBJcKjM0fTuEsgg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/98331 /episode/98331 Michael Bloomberg /episode-player/98331

Guest: Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City. Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses 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 to jump into the 2020 race.

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Fri, 11/29/2019 - 05:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Ul7esPKSIuofHv1J2Bn96g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/98054 /episode/98054 Will Hurd /episode-player/98054

Guest: Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX). 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 also discusses which witnesses he wants to hear from next, and whether or not he has made up his mind on how he would vote.

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Fri, 11/22/2019 - 05:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/tGd0K_daksPHp4JTr1ZnyQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/97866 /episode/97866 Mark Warner /episode-player/97866

Guest: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA). 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 also 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.

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Fri, 11/15/2019 - 06:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/aHaejou4j3NT8rtGhWhFDw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/97604 /episode/97604 David Shulkin /episode-player/97604

Guest: David Shulkin, Former Secretary of Veteran Affairs. Former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin discusses 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.

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Fri, 11/08/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/VN-wqZN_Bi8ZzE2qIDvM4Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara says that President Trump should be impeached for abuse of power. Bharara discusses what is ahead in the impeachment proceedings and Attorney General William Barr's criminal investigation into the origins of the... /episodes/get/97482 /episode/97482 Preet Bharara /episode-player/97482

Guest: Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara discusses what is ahead in the impeachment proceedings and Attorney General William Barr's criminal investigation into the origins of the counterintelligence probe. Bharara also addresses his brief tenure in the Trump administration before he was fired.

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Fri, 11/01/2019 - 06:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/4zfCrtiMrD3nBYyiS4dB-A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/97245 /episode/97245 Cindy & Meghan McCain /episode-player/97245

Guest: Cindy and Meghan McCain. Sen. John McCain's widow Cindy and daughter Meghan 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.

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Fri, 10/25/2019 - 06:45
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