A presidential panel warned that the H1N1 virus could kill up to 90,000 Americans and send 200,000 to the hospital. Joining The Takeaway to discuss these figures is co-author of the report Harold Varmus and Emergency Medicine physician Jeff Kalina.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's running mate is ex-militia chief Mohammad Fahim. James Risen, investigative reporter for The New York Times, joins The Takeaway to discuss why the U.S. dislikes Fahim but could not prevent Karzai from selecting him.
At the JFK Library and Museum in Boston, mourners are lining up to view the body of Senator Kennedy, who will lie in repose later today. Joining The Takeaway are Emily Rooney, host of WGBH's Beat the Press, and Sean Corcoran, senior reporter at WCAI.
The Takeaway talks to Chris Morris, BBC's South Asia reporter, about news from post-election Afghanistan: the casualty count among coalition troops, assertions of voting fraud, and the release of Mohammad Jawad, the youngest prisoner in Guant-namo Bay.
People from all over the world are remembering Ted Kennedy, who died this morning. The Takeaway is joined by former Senator Harris Wofford, who worked closely with Kennedy in the Senate, and Tricia Rose, Chair of Africana Studies at Brown University.
The Takeaway talks to Chris Lydon, Open Source radio creator and former NPR host, about his years of reporting on Senator Kennedy. We also hear from Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times, who is awaiting President Obama's address on Kennedy's death.
The Takeaway speaks with Kevin Cullen, columnist for the Boston Globe, about Senator Kennedy's place in Northern Ireland's politics and about what might have happened if Senator Kennedy had won the presidency in 1980.
The Takeaway talks with Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, and Emily Rooney, host of WGBH's Greater Boston, about the impact of Senator Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama's presidential bid during the campaign.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mi.) joins The Takeaway to remember Senator Ted Kennedy as a political colleague. We also have New York Times Reporter John Broder, who wrote a piece in for The New York Times on Senator Kennedy.