Steve Kornacki and the Up team aren't the only people excited about tomorrow's show; legendary singer-songwriter Carole King took time to send a special message to Kornacki and let him know how much she's looking forward to being an #upper.
Steve Kornacki took time from preparations for the April 13 premiere of Up w/ Steve Kornacki to send a message to the early risers that take to Twitter to talk serious politics every weekend from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The #Uppers are an essential part of what makes the show so special, and Kornacki knows it. “This is something that sprung up because this show means something to so many people who watch it,” he said. “They give it some kind of meaning because they’re getting some kind of meaning out of the show.” read more
President Obama used Saturday’s weekly address to make a case for the budget he will unveil on Wednesday, arguing that his plan was the best way to grow the economy after a dismal monthly jobs report indicated that millions of Americans are still struggling to find work.
Calling the revitalization of the middle class the government’s “North Star,” Obama reiterated a commitment to creating jobs a day after March’s employment data showed a drop in overall labor force participation and a much smaller increase in job creation than experts had predicted. read more
New York City workers won a huge victory with this week when a compromise was reached to require businesses with more than 15 employees provide paid sick days. City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has blocked paid sick leave legislation from coming to a vote for three years. read more
On November 10's Up w/ Chris Hayes, Chris had a few words of thanks to the men and women who worked tirelessly to elect and re-elect President Obama. Pundits and reporters have already begun handicapping the 2016 presidential election, but it's worth taking a moment to remember the people who build the systems that take candidates from straw polls to the White House.
Chris addressed the misrepresentations and fabrications in "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," Mike Daisey's one man show about Apple and factory conditions in China, on the March 24th edition of Up/w Chris Hayes.
Labor conditions in China and other countries in which factory workers assemble gadgets and technology for consumers in the developed world are still an issue. Some of the people Daisey described in his play may not have been real, but the exploitation of workers has not stopped.
Before his January suicide, Aaron Swartz was a leader in the fight against the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. The groups with which Swartz worked–Demand Progress, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and many others-continue to fight for information transparency and reforms to the laws currently used to prosecute individuals for alleged crimes committed online. read more
In an attempt to reduce the number of concussions their players suffer NFL owners adopted a new rule on March 22. The change comes in response to recent studies showing just how devastating multiple traumatic brain injuries can be, and continued pressure on the league from former players and their families to better support the men who damage their bodies in the name of entertainment.
The rule change was designed to reduce the number of times players hit one another with the crowns of their helmets, although many players were skeptical it would make any real difference in protecting players. read more
Up launches with its new host, Steve Kornacki, on April 13th, and we're staffing up! We're looking for rigorous, analytical thinkers and intellectually curious people--producers with journalistic integrity and political smarts who also have other passions that inform their worldview and editorial judgment. read more