President Barack Obama begins his second term with a progressive barn burner!
Tonight on “The Ed Show” live from Washington, complete coverage of the 57th presidential inauguration or as Fox News called it, “the most depressing day of the year.”
First up, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) of the House Progressive Caucus responds to the president’s call to arms.
Then, Obama spoke today about protecting the big three: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation, talks about the president’s mandate and what today’s speech could mean for all Americans.
President Obama made equality for women and immigration reform focal points in his inauguration speech. Ed will ask Terry O’Neill, President of The National Organization for Women, and Clarissa Martinez, Director of Civic Engagement and Immigration at the National Council of La Raza, what they expected in the president’s second term.
The president made history in his second inaugural address, chronicling America’s struggle for civil rights.
Ed will talk about the cultural impact of today’s speech with Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, and Jonathan Alter, msnbc Political Analyst and Bloomberg View Columnist.
And in the BIG Finish, after an incredible day of pageantry and promise, it is Republicans who have the next move. Ed presents his thoughts on the president’s agenda, and the choice for the GOP in the next four years.
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