Unexpected leader. What was going through President Lyndon Johnson’s mind when he had to step up to the presidential plate? And how did he deal with the mutual contempt he felt for Robert Kennedy afterwards? We’ll get the inside details from Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Robert Caro, who’s the author of “The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power.”
No regrets. Former CIA National Clandestine Service Director Jose Rodriguez, Jr. stands by the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques.” He’ll open up about his time in the wake of 9/11 and share about his new book, “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives.”
Mangia Time! Esteemed restaurateur Joe Bastianich serves up a cold dish of hard-to-swallow truth about the restaurant industry in his book, “Restaurant Man.” He’ll talk about what it’s like co-owning Eataly, the Italian mecca of NYC, and what the real cost of a fine wine is.
Also joining the MJ crew: Harold Ford, Jr., Mike Allen, David Gregory, and Rick Stengel