Arts, Culture & Media

Getting past the Bay of Pigs

Cubans are marking the 50th anniversary of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion this week. Cuban exile Alfredo Duran was among the men who fought there. He tells anchor Marco Werman why he favors dialogue with Havana and lifting the US embargo.


Global Politics

Barack Obama marathon hits Berlin

American presidents Kennedy, Reagan and Clinton all addressed Berliners during moments of struggle and change. Now, a presumptive presidential nominee is using Berlin as a backdrop for his campaign. After meeting with leaders in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Israel and the West Bank, Obama hits the European continent amidst a frenzy of Obama-mania.

Robert McNamara: His Life and Legacy

Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War, died early Monday morning. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the man and his legacy is Larry Korb, a former Assistant Secretary of Defense, who has known McNamara for over two decades.

Global Politics

Covering Senator Kennedy in the News

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.