The BBC's Glen Campbell joins The Takeaway with Scottish reaction to the impending release of convicted bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi. We also talk to The New York Times' Alan Cowell about the American opposition to al-Megrahi's release.
In light of the contentious debate on health care reform, The Takeaway is hosting a Republican strategy session with Fred Barnes, the executive editor of the Weekly Standard, and Reihan Salam, a fellow at the New America Foundation.
A new study is raising concerns about Gardasil, a vaccine that protects against human papillomaviruses. The Takeaway speaks with Diane Harper, researcher for the clinical trials, Sheila Rothman of Columbia University, and parent Kenye Jones-Downing.
The Takeaway is looking at how Afghanistan's election results are playing out in the region and beyond. We are joined by special advisor Sarah Chayes, Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa, and GlobalPost editor Charlie Sennott.
The Swiss bank UBS has agreed to release to the I.R.S. the names of 4,500 account holders suspected of hiding billions of taxable U.S. dollars. The Takeaway speaks with Louise Story, finance reporter for the New York Times.
Almost 100 people were killed as coordinated bomb attacks swept Baghdad. The Takeaway discusses the situation in Iraq with New York Times Baghdad correspondent Sam Dagher and Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman.
Takeaway contributor Beth Kobliner joins us with two entrepreneurs who are doing well in the recession: Marva Allen, co-owner of Hue-Man Bookstore in New York, and Jo-Ellen Stammen, who runs her own design business.
It's no kind of overstatement to say that CBS News legend Don Hewitt invented television news. To talk about the life and legacy of Don Hewitt, The Takeaway talks to New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and former CBS producer Jeff Gralnick.
As voting gets underway in Afghanistan's presidential election, The Takeaway talks to Martin Patience, an Afghan correspondent for the BBC. The threat of violence is being taken seriously; 300,000 troops are protecting an estimated 17 million voters.
It is now revealed that the CIA hired and trained contractors from Blackwater USA to assassinate top al Qaeda operatives, an act that was never revealed to lawmakers. The Takeaway talks to Mark Mazzetti, the New York Times reporter who broke the story.