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Whole Truth With David Eisenhower

Is The Bear Back in The Wood, And How Should The Eagle Respond?

The 1980’s presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan burned into the American consciousness an image of our country’s relationship with Russia – the image of the need for strength and vigilance against a scary “bear in the woods.” With the fall of the Soviet Union, many thought the bear was gone, but since the rise to power of Vladimir Putin, concern about the expansion of Russian power and influence in the world – from Russia’s annexation of Crimea to hybrid warfare in Ukraine to cyber-attacks...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #308

Saturday, December 22 at 1:00 am on 12.1


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THE WHOLE TRUTH is neither a traditional one-on-one interview show nor a conventional round-table program. It's a six-part series that aims to uncover the reality behind today's toughest issues, leaving the partisan noise-making out of the equation. Hosted by David Eisenhower – noted historian and author, professor at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, and grandson and namesake of President Dwight D. Eisenhower – the series tackles some of the weightiest public affairs topics of our time, with a focus that’s global and long-term in scope. Eisenhower's approach to political debate is rigorous, intense and insightful. Each half-hour episode features a different panel of guests presenting varying points of view to help viewers understand all sides of the issue. The format of the show is a three-step process that includes an introduction to the topic or "the case," cross-examination and oral arguments, and a summary of "the whole truth." In the upcoming season, campaign finance reform will be discussed with Presidential candidate and Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig, former Republican House member Representative Tom Davis, and Citizens United chief counsel Michael Boos.  Other potential topics on the series include the Iraq War decision, US-China policy, and income inequality.