Friday, February 29, 2008
Sunday February 24, 2008
The WABC Show was pre-empted by sports. The show was fully booked and many of the guests will return next show, especially the Hoover Fellows Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago Law School and Larry Diamond of Stanford University.
705 PM PT: Larry Kudlow on CNBC's Kudlow & Company, re the ant-Nafta campaigning in Ohio by Mrs. Clinton and Senator Obama.
720 PM PT: Betsy McCaughey of the Hudson Institute, re questions for Mrs. Clinton and Senator Obama on healthcare proposals. From her op-ed for the WSJ on Tuesday 19, 2008. Chiefly about how the proposals will drive out private insurers from market.
735 PM PT: Roundtable on the Clinton-Obama contest, with Katrina vanden Heuvel of the Nation and Craig Unger of Vanity Fair.
750 PM PT: Roundtable continued, re initial questions about Senator Obama's associations with Chicago personalities the last years: Rezko, Ayers, Khalidi, Auchi.
805 PM PT: Roundtable on the Clinton-Obama contest with John Fund of WSJ and Monica Crowley of the McLaughlin Group; also with Rep Thaddeus McCotter of 11th Michigan (R) in studio.
820 PM PT: Roundtable continued, re Cuba's future, re McCain with the Cuban-American vote, re McCain and Democrats.
835 PM PT: Lewis Schiff, co-author of "the Middle-Class Millionaires."
850 PM PT: Claudia Rosett of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy, re Nadhmi Auchi and the Oil for Food investigation by Paul Volcker.
905 PM PT: Stephen Cohen of NYU, re the Kosovo crisis, with Russia opposing the Kosovo independence and the US and Bush supporting it. Cohen asserts that Putin believes there is a new arms race. Cohen says that the political class in Russia is watching how Putin handles the transition from the presidency to the Prime ministership, with a surrogate named Medvedev in the Kremlin.
920 PM PT: Gordon Fairclough in Shanghai of the Wall Street Journal, re the scandal of the corrupt herapin blood-thinner drug from China manufacturers, with no solution in sight.
935 PM PT: David Grinspoon, astrobiology curator of the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, re the nw reports on water flows on Mars 3.8 billion years ago. Joined By Robert Zimmerman, of Leaving Earth, re the space shuttle Atlantic mission, re that excellent status of the ISS.
955 PM PT: Aaron Klein of Worldnetdaily.com, re his article posting right now about the unusual associations of Senator Obama in Chicago, mentioning Antoin "Tony" Rezko, William "Bill" Ayers and especially Rashid Khalidi.
End music the theme song: "Midnight, the Stars, and You," by Al Bowlly, recorded 1934 by the Ray Noble Orchestra.
Posted by John Batchelor Show at Friday, February 29, 2008