Supreme Court and Religion
Legal experts and journalists talked about the influence of faith and religion religion in the way U.S. Supreme Court justices review and decide cases. After a long history of Protestant domination, the current U.S. Supreme Court was comprised of six Catholics and three Jews. The panelists discussed whether the religion of the justices matters and talked about recent cases.149 views
“How Does Religion Impact U.S. Supreme Court Decisions?” was a program of Moment magazine and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute, held at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center.
Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on whether they planned to see the Sony Pictures film The Interview. Sony had cancelled the December 25, 2014, release of the film following a cyberattack and subsequent terrorist threats by North Korea. Sony later agreed to a limited release of the film.149 views
Shane Harris on @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex
Shane Harris talked about his book, @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex, about the military’s use of cyberspace to wage war. He discussed the involvement of private companies like Google and Microsoft in this “fifth domain” of warfare.108 views
This was part of a week-long series with authors who have published books in the past year.
C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson also read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
Pew Research Center Poll on 2015 Outlook
Peter Wehner talked about a Pew Research Center poll on the economic outlook for 2015, the factors behind the rating, as well as the civic and political response to it. The poll found 49 percent of Americans said they thought 2015 would be a better year than 2014, while 42 percent thought it would be worse.159 views
Michelle Jamrisko on GDP Report
Michelle Jamrisko talked about the latest GDP report showing five percent growth in the third quarter, how the stock markets responded to it, and what factors in the report drove investor decisions.67 views
Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on news of the day. And Michelle Jamrisko, an economics reporter with Bloomberg News, talked about the GDP report, how the markets responded, and factors behind the surge.191 views
Representative Michael Grimm's (R-NY) Plea Deal
Emma Dumain talked about Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY), who plead guilty to a felony tax evasion charge as part of a plea deal, and his future in the House. Representative Grimm would be sentenced in June 2015 to up to 33 months in prison. He intended to continue serving in Congress.108 views
Women and the Economy
Hillary Clinton spoke about women’s role in the economy. Following her remarks, panelists talked about the same topic.76 views
Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment
Secretary Sylvia Burwell briefed reporters on the annual health care open enrollment process, and responded to questions on the implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.388 views
State Department Briefing
Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues. Topics included the U.S. response to the recent North Korean cyber attack on Sony Pictures. She declined to comment on whether the U.S. was involved in the Internet outage in North Korea the previous day. Other topics included the resignation of Guantanamo Envoy Clifford Sloan.524 views
The briefing was held in the Loy Henderson Room of the State Department as the regular briefing room was being renovated.