Whole Truth With David Eisenhower

Ending Absolute Poverty: Small Things With Big Impacts

In 2016, for the first time in history, the portion of humanity living in extreme poverty was reduced to less than 10%. Now the world, through the UN, has set a goal of abolishing absolute poverty by 2030. Can it be done? Our panel of thought leaders discuss the ways in which they are each working on disruptive technologies which may have the potential to significantly ameliorate some of the world’s great challenges, including water scarcity, energy poverty, sanitation, the need for improved yet...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #309

Saturday, December 29 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.