Ford, the number two automaker in the United States is enjoying a surge in sales, thanks to the federal government's ?Cash for Clunkers' program. The company's chief sales analyst, George Pipas, talks with The Takeaway about Ford's prospects
Tom Ridge became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the agency formed in the months after the September 11 attacks. The Takeaway talks to him about his experiences in the Bush administration.
The hotly contested public option for health care coverage is up for debate on Capitol Hill next week. For a closer look, The Takeaway talks to Xavier Becerra, Congressman from California and the vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Copenhagen this week to take part in the Climate Summit for Mayors. Last week, the Mayor passed his Greener, Greater, Buildings Plan, and this week he hopes to inspire leaders from other cities to follow suit.
John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee tell us what's so important about this year, and about the current state of things in America. We hear a news update from December and how a 'house man' in Dallas, Texas, feels about the country going to war.
On Christmas Eve, 1941, President Roosevelt gives a public address at the White House, in which he introduces his British counterpart to the nation. Churchill tells Americans that despite all the anxiety, we should all pause to enjoy Christmas.
Takeaway co-host Celeste Headlee will be getting married this summer, and both she and her spouse will become stepparents. Sixty-five percent of remarriages involve children from a previous marriage, so we look at the challenges of blended families.