“Inside Obama’s Presidency” with Michael Grunwald, Part 2

In a live discussion starting at 11:30a.m., TIME's Michael Grunwald will join panelists from the Atlantic, New York Times, Guardian, Slate, and PBS to discuss Obama's second-term agenda.

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Part 2 of Inside Obama’s Presidency with PBS FRONTLINE will begin at 11:30am.  The discussion today will look ahead to the second-term agenda: What will it be? What is achievable? How will the lessons of the past four years inform the president’s approach to the next four years?  The conversation will continue with TIME’s Michael Grunwald; James Fallows from The Atlantic; Peter Baker, New York Times; Heidi Moore, The Guardian; David Weigel, Slate; and Christina Bellantoni from PBS NewsHour.

Watch the live discussion below:

Part 1 of Inside Obama’s Presidency takes a look back over the past four years and tackles the question, “Is Obama truly a transformative President?” You can find Part 1 here.

3 comments
mrmsjb12
mrmsjb12

well at least we know no one will ever find work in america that is one sure thing you can bet on that

notsacredh
notsacredh

How will the lessons of the past four years inform the president’s approach to the next four years?

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I think one of the lessons that Obama learned is that the bully pulpit needs to be used more often. If he can't make his case to a republican congress that doesn't want to listen and refuses to compromise, he needs to make the case to the American people.

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@sacredh If not more often - people will eventually tune you out if you talk to much - at least in a more partisan fashion. He needs to draw sharp contrasts and pointedly describe Republican intransigence and insanity, and force the Beltway press to choose sides. He has to put an end to the he-said-she-said bastardization of journalism and make reporters and pundits start doing their jobs of telling the public the important truth.