Journalist Gwen Ifill discusses the new generation of African-American leaders typified by President Obama, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and others. Also in this issue: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom discusses his record and his future plans; science writer Jonah Lehrer on the science of decision-making; Michael Kinsley talks about journalism standards; California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses rescuing the state's gridlocked politics; plus Dr. Gloria Duffy on news after newspapers, Mark Hanis on Darfur genocide, and more.
Travel expert Rick Steves reports on his trip to Iran to learn more about the Iranian people. Dr. Carol Fleming explains how President Lincoln defined and united the country with his Gettysburg Address. An expert panel discusses energy efficiency, and Claire Kremen talks about colony collapse disorder. Plus Dr. Gloria Duffy on the media's role in the economic troubles, a Q&A with radio host Michael Krasny, and more.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger gives a high-profile argument for green technologies and environmental standards, and he prods Detroit and Washington, D.C., to get out of California's way. Also in this issue: Actor George Hamilton, former eBay executive Meg Whitman, former Shell chief John Hofmeister, Wells Fargo Chairman Dick Kovacevich, Greg Mortenson on helping Third World female education, Dr. Gloria Duffy on corporate e-mail etiquette, plus checking in with Jacques Pepin, Len Downie, Steve Fainaru, and more.