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Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered Previous Broadcasts

Episode #131

KQED World: Sat, Jan 29, 2005 -- 8:00 AM

* "First Up" - The controversy over free speech vs. political correctness on campus boiled over again recently, when Harvard president Lawrence Summers mused that more study was needed on the question of how gender differences correlate with the aptitude toward the hard sciences. Summers was forced to apologize repeatedly for what was seen as a decidedly insensitive observation. Carlson interviews Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., about the on-going campus PC wars.
* "Plus 2" - The PC conversation continues as Carlson is joined by Richard Cohen, columnist for The Washington Post, and lecturer and writer Amy Richards, author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future and a leading feminist thinker. Do liberals really believe in free speech? And have feminists, in the quest for true freedom and equality, also sought to become a protected class, sequestered from harmful or critical speech?
* "Back Page" - How has the contemporary media affected the way wars are fought? Is the kind of brutality and carnage of past wars - which history shows is often necessary to bring the conflicts to their conclusion - even possible in today's media environment? Carlson addresses these issues in an interview with Eric Weider, editor of The Armchair General and a military historian.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Mon, Jan 31, 2005 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Jan 30, 2005 -- 3:00 PM

Episode #130

KQED World: Sat, Jan 22, 2005 -- 8:00 AM

* "First Up" - One nation, under God? Conservative Christian voters were instrumental in re-electing George Bush. But will these so-called "value voters" get what they voted for in the president's second term? The president has already told The Washington Post that he won't pursue the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, a key Evangelical priority. Carlson talks to Richard Land, the president and CEO of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, who has cautioned the president to keep his campaign promises.
* "Plus 2" - Carlson is joined by Deroy Murdock, syndicated columnist for the Scripps Howard News Service, and Zanny Minton Beddoes of The Economist magazine. The topic is the president's agenda of liberating and democratizing the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 25, 2005 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Mon, Jan 24, 2005 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Jan 23, 2005 -- 3:00 PM

Episode #129

KQED World: Sat, Jan 15, 2005 -- 8:00 AM

* "Unfiltered" - CBS fires four executives for botching a potentially election-changing report on President Bush's National Guard service. Columnist Armstrong Williams admits that he's been paid to promote the White House agenda. In his weekly essay, Tucker Carlson argues that these are just the latest signs that American journalism has more fundamental problems than occasionally noisy -- but honest -- punditry.
* "First Up" - President Bush said this week that reforming America's immigration system is near the top of his second term agenda. The president is proposing a guest worker program to normalize the huge illegal alien workplace. Many in the president's own Republican party are against what they see as a de facto amnesty program for lawbreakers. But not John McCain, the Republican senator from Arizona. He is Carlson's "First Up" guest.
* "Plus 2" - The conversation about America's schizophrenic relationship with its immigrants, legal and not, continues with two of our favorite immigrants and "Unfiltered" regulars: David Frum of National Review and the American Enterprise Institute (and a native of Canada) and Zanny Minton Beddoes of The Economist (and a native of Britain).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 18, 2005 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Mon, Jan 17, 2005 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Jan 16, 2005 -- 3:00 PM

Episode #128

KQED World: Sat, Jan 8, 2005 -- 8:00 AM

* "First Up" - President Bush has an ambitious plan to remake Social Security through the creation of personal retirement accounts. Can the nation afford his plan? Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill was forced out of the administration for opposing the tax cuts. Carlson conducts a rare interview with the dangerously plain-spoken O'Neill on the fiscal and economic implications of the Bush proposal.
* "Plus 2" - Carlson is joined by David Frum of National Review and the American Enterprise Institute and Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation in a discussion of the Social Security issue, the nomination of Alberto Gonzalez for U.S. Attorney General and other developments.
* "Back Page" - Why did so many animals survive the South Asia tsunami? Numerous reports have suggested that sharper senses alerted animals - from elephants to snakes - to the impending disaster. But is that really the case? Do animals have a "sixth sense?" Carlson asks Dr. Michael Fay, a conservationist with the National Geographic Society and the Wildlife Conservation Society. A lifelong naturalist, Dr. Fay is best known for walking 2000 miles across Africa in 1997.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jan 11, 2005 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Jan 9, 2005 -- 3:00 PM
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