C-SPAN Schedule

< Thursday, January 10 >

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6:00 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. LIVE Immigration Law and Policy Fawn Johnson talked about the prospects for immigration reform in 2013, and she responded to ... Fawn Johnson talked about the prospects for immigration reform in 2013, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included existing immigration laws and policies, and how President Obama might handle immigration issues his second term. Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “What changes, if any, would you like to see in immigration law?”
Brian Lawson spoke by phone about the Alabama immigration law, passed in 2011, which allows local and state police in Alabama to inquire into immigration status during traffic stops, and bans providing driver’s and business licenses to illegal immigrants.
Jude Joffe-Block talked about the latest news from the U.S.-Mexico border and how Arizona’s controversial immigration law was being affected by federal law. Arizona’s statute allows aw enforcement officers to check the immigration status of people they detain.
4:48 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Poll Workers on the 2012 Election Process Panelists talked about their observations of working the polls during the 2012 ... Panelists talked about their observations of working the polls during the 2012 elections.
*Poll Workers, Washington, D.C.
*Poll Workers, Maryland
*Megan Dillon, Computer Engineer, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
5:43 am CT Approx. 48 min. Gaming and Solving World Problems Jane McGonigal; Larry Smarr Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well ... Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well as the future of cloud computing. She talked about the use of the alternate realities in games to solve the world’s problems and the future of alternate realities overlaying the physical universe. She was interviewed by Larry Smarr and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Gaming and Solving World Problems” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
7:03 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. LIVE U.S. Citizenship Requirements Daniel Stein and Clarissa Martinez de Castro talked about current and proposed changes to ... Daniel Stein and Clarissa Martinez de Castro talked about current and proposed changes to obtaining U.S. citizenship and the naturalization process, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the Obama administration’s 2012 policy on deferred deportation of people who came to the U.S. at a young age, the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act, visa and green card requirements, birthright citizenship, and other procedures.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
6:20 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 37 min. Academics and Advocates on the 2012 Election Process Academics and voter advocates talked about the administration of the 2012 election. Academics and voter advocates talked about the administration of the 2012 election. 6:35 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Eminent Domain and the Housing Market Panelists argued the merits of using the “eminent domain” process to help distressed ... Panelists argued the merits of using the “eminent domain” process to help distressed homeowners in which local governments buy homes worth less than their mortgages, and sell the homes back to the owners at the lower value. Topics included the state of the housing market, principle reduction, and fair market value. Following their discussion they answered questions from the audience.
8:08 am CT Approx. 52 min. LIVE Enforcement of Immigration Laws Libby Casey; Mark Krikorian; Ali Noorani Ali Noorani and Mark Krikorian talked about the enforcement of existing federal and state ... Ali Noorani and Mark Krikorian talked about the enforcement of existing federal and state immigration laws, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the deportation process, enforcement costs, workplace verification systems, provisions requiring law enforcement officers to verify a person’s immigration status, and background checks and proposed changes to current law. 7:59 am CT Approx. 38 min. LIVE State of American Business Thomas Donohue; Margaret Spellings Thomas Donohue gave his annual state of American business address, outlining the Chamber of ... Thomas Donohue gave his annual state of American business address, outlining the Chamber of Commerce’s policy and political agenda for 2013. He said that the national debt was the “single biggest threat to our economic future.” He also talked about efforts to work with labor unions and other groups on immigration. 9:58 am CT Approx. 9 min. Haiti Earthquake Recovery Ambassador Paul Altidor spoke about recovery efforts and challenges three years after the Haitian ... Ambassador Paul Altidor spoke about recovery efforts and challenges three years after the Haitian earthquake. Following his remarks he took questions ranging on a number of issues such as education, economic development, and food security. Afterward, panelists talked about strategies for recovery and urban development.
9:01 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. LIVE Education System Reform Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State ... Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State standards, adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, that allow states to accurately compare standardized test scores across the country and internationally. They also discussed the need and importance of training and providing support for teachers in the initiative. David Coleman challenged the initiative on the grounds that the program was a costly “mediocre” program that would not prepare students for college. Panelists answered questions from the audience about the cost to states of the program, room the possibility for extended programs such as summer school, and competency-based instruction. 8:40 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Defense Budget and Sequestration Todd Harrison Todd Harrison talked about the impact of “fiscal cliff” legislation on the remainder ... Todd Harrison talked about the impact of “fiscal cliff” legislation on the remainder of the fiscal year 2013 Defense Department budget. He analyzed the American Taxpayer Relief Act, which delayed and changed the sequestration provisions.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the automatic January 2013 tax increases and sequestration budget cuts if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The cuts were delayed until March 2013 as part of a “fiscal cliff” agreement.
10:10 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. LIVE Haiti Earthquake Rebuilding and Urban Development Representatives from the State Department and the Organization of American States gave ... Representatives from the State Department and the Organization of American States gave presentations on the role of the U.S. and the international community in rebuilding Haiti three years after a devastating earthquake struck the country.
10:38 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Poll Workers on the 2012 Election Process Panelists talked about their observations of working the polls during the 2012 ... Panelists talked about their observations of working the polls during the 2012 elections.
*Poll Workers, Washington, D.C.
*Poll Workers, Maryland
*Megan Dillon, Computer Engineer, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
9:45 am CT Approx. 2 hr. 33 min. NASA Budget and Mission Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary ... Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic direction and the need for a national consensus. 11:29 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. ... Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides said that several recommendations from the report would take effect before the end of 2012, the rest before Secretary of State Clinton’s successor would take office in 2013. Deputy Secretary William Burns in his remarks said that officials at the highest levels of the State Department were aware of the “deteriorating security situation” in Libya prior to the attack.
12:10 pm CT Approx. 15 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Meeting Joseph Biden Vice President Biden spoke to reporters prior to a meeting with hunters and wildlife interest ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters prior to a meeting with hunters and wildlife interest groups as part of the White House gun violence task force. In remarks, he said a consensus was emerging over proposals for tightening background checks and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines. 12:21 pm CT Approx. 34 min. Eric Schmidt on Technology and Society in 2013 Daniel Franklin; Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact ... Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact of technology on society.
This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held in the Altman Building.
1:17 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Access to Voting in the 2012 Election Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections ... Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections against efforts to limit or suppress voters.
12:26 pm CT Approx. 13 min. Immigration Law and Policy Fawn Johnson talked about the prospects for immigration reform in 2013, and she responded to ... Fawn Johnson talked about the prospects for immigration reform in 2013, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included existing immigration laws and policies, and how President Obama might handle immigration issues his second term. Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “What changes, if any, would you like to see in immigration law?”
Brian Lawson spoke by phone about the Alabama immigration law, passed in 2011, which allows local and state police in Alabama to inquire into immigration status during traffic stops, and bans providing driver’s and business licenses to illegal immigrants.
Jude Joffe-Block talked about the latest news from the U.S.-Mexico border and how Arizona’s controversial immigration law was being affected by federal law. Arizona’s statute allows aw enforcement officers to check the immigration status of people they detain.
12:59 pm CT Approx. 25 min. Future of Capitalism Lynn Forester de Rothschild; Daniel Franklin Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more ... Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more inclusive. She talked about ethics in business, improving youth unemployment, job skills and opportunities for women. In her remarks, she said inequality was one of the most important issues facing the U.S and the United Kingdom.
This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held in the Altman Building.
3:03 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. NASA Budget and Mission Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary ... Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic direction and the need for a national consensus.
12:40 pm CT Approx. 15 min. LIVE Treasury Secretary Nominee Announcement Timothy Geithner; Jacob Lew; Barack Obama President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Treasury ... President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Retiring Secretary Geithner and Jack Lew also made remarks at the announcement. 1:29 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Book Discussion on The Influencing Machine Brooke Gladstone; Brian Rose; Catherine Williams Brooke Gladstone, host of the National Public Radio show On the Media, talked about her ... Brooke Gladstone, host of the National Public Radio show On the Media, talked about her book on the history and influence of the media, The Influencing Machine. She spoke with Fordham University Media Affairs Professor Brian Rose. The event was sponsored by the Center for Communication, and took place at the New York Institute of Technology. 5:36 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Private Computerized Stock Trading Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool ... Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool trading” or the buying or selling of large quantities of stocks in private exchanges. The existing legislation was examined and possible changes to regulations to prevent major market disruptions were discussed. Also discussed was fairness, transparency, and a level playing field for all types of investors.
12:57 pm CT Approx. 34 min. State of American Business Thomas Donohue; Margaret Spellings Thomas Donohue gave his annual state of American business address, outlining the Chamber of ... Thomas Donohue gave his annual state of American business address, outlining the Chamber of Commerce’s policy and political agenda for 2013. He said that the national debt was the “single biggest threat to our economic future.” He also talked about efforts to work with labor unions and other groups on immigration. 2:54 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Eminent Domain and the Housing Market Panelists argued the merits of using the “eminent domain” process to help distressed ... Panelists argued the merits of using the “eminent domain” process to help distressed homeowners in which local governments buy homes worth less than their mortgages, and sell the homes back to the owners at the lower value. Topics included the state of the housing market, principle reduction, and fair market value. Following their discussion they answered questions from the audience. 7:02 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Global Slavery Siddharth Kara Siddharth Kara, a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, talked about ... Siddharth Kara, a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, talked about modern day slavery and human trafficking. Topics included slavery’s history and evolution, Mr. Kara’s experiences traveling around the world, and the forces contributing to contemporary global slave practices. He also commented on what the future holds and what individuals and groups can do to combat slavery. Mr. Kara is the author of two books on the subject, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery and Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia. This event was part of an annual international conference hosted by Yale University.
1:33 pm CT Approx. 37 min. Enforcement of Immigration Laws Libby Casey; Mark Krikorian; Ali Noorani Ali Noorani and Mark Krikorian talked about the enforcement of existing federal and state ... Ali Noorani and Mark Krikorian talked about the enforcement of existing federal and state immigration laws, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the deportation process, enforcement costs, workplace verification systems, provisions requiring law enforcement officers to verify a person’s immigration status, and background checks and proposed changes to current law. 4:27 pm CT Approx. 27 min. Secretary Solis on Women in Leadership Mary Jordan; Hilda Solis Washington Post editor Mary Jordan interviewed Hilda Solis about her experience serving as ... Washington Post editor Mary Jordan interviewed Hilda Solis about her experience serving as the secretary of the Department of Labor. Ms. Solis talked about the importance of encouragement and shared a personal story about a high school guidance counselor who told her not go to college but to instead be a secretary. 
This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
8:35 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Defining Slavery A panel of professors and authors talked about the legal, economic, academic and policy frameworks ... A panel of professors and authors talked about the legal, economic, academic and policy frameworks that help define modern day slavery and human trafficking. This forum was part of an annual international conference hosted by Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition.
2:10 pm CT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Defense Department Budget Martin Dempsey; Leon Panetta Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed ... Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters. Secretary Panetta focused on the upcoming $500 billion budget cut under the delayed sequestration plan and said the prospect of the sequestration was “undermining the ability to manage” the department. He laid out specific reductions he would have to make if the budget cuts occur at the beginning of March 2013. Other topics included Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s visit to the U.S. and President Obama’s nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for defense secretary.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The budget cuts and simultaneous automatic tax increases would have created a “fiscal cliff” if they took effect January 2013. The sequestration date was delayed until March 2013 as part of a “fiscal cliff” agreement.
4:57 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Q&A with Justice Antonin Scalia Brian Lamb; Antonin Scalia Justice Antonin Scalia discussed his book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, ... Justice Antonin Scalia discussed his book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, co-authored by Bryan Garner, that makes a case for a return to a more scrupulous and attentive approach to the words of legal texts. He defined the meaning of textualism as it relates to interpreting laws and the meanings of the words originalism and strict constructionism as they apply to constitutional law. He cautioned that individuals should read entire judicial opinions before reaching any conclusion about a particular judge’s fairness. In this interview he discussed his opposition to cameras in the Supreme Court chamber. He responded to video clips and talked about criticism from the press, saying that he responds by not commenting or by writing letters to the editor and throwing them away. 
Antonin Scalia was nominated by President Reagan to the Court and approved in the Senate by a vote of 98-0 in September 1986. He was a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
10:22 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Innovation and the Space Race Elbert Rutan Burt Rutan talked about the history of manned spaceflight and contrasted the contemporary space ... Burt Rutan talked about the history of manned spaceflight and contrasted the contemporary space program with the pioneering days of space travel. Mr. Rutan designed “SpaceShipOne,” which launched the era of commercial space travel, and the Voyager aircraft that in 1986 became the first airplane to fly non-stop around the world without refueling.
2:54 pm CT Approx. 24 min. Terrorism and National Security Law Lisa Monaco Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law ... Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law enforcement and the intelligence community. She also discussed the role of the national security lawyer, the formation of the National Security Division in the Justice Department, and the emerging cybersecurity threat. She warned that in the near future cybersecurity would be the biggest national security faced by the U.S., saying a network of cybersecurity experts were working to make the country safer from “a death of a thousand cuts.” 5:59 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. Q&A with Neil Barofsky Neil Barofsky; Brian Lamb Neil Barofsky talked about his book, Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned ... Neil Barofsky talked about his book, Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street, his account of serving as special inspector general of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). He described his efforts to prevent fraud and abuse in the $700 billion allocated for TARP. He detailed his establishment of SIGTARP, the office that employed 140 and won criminal convictions of 18 people, and was continuing work on 153 pending civil and criminal investigations when he resigned in 2011. He related conflicts with Treasury Department officials as his office tried to protect taxpayers from losses in the programs. He also detailed his prior jobs and what it was like to work for the federal government in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Barofsky is a senior fellow at the New York University School of Law where he received his law degree in 1995. He was Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for eight years.
11:48 pm CT Approx. 57 min. Health Care, Insurance and Medicare Bruce Broussard; Hewitt Shaw Bruce Broussard spoke about health care, insurance, and Medicare. Topics included the ... Bruce Broussard spoke about health care, insurance, and Medicare. Topics included the Affordable Care Act (the health care law), new approaches to integrating delivery systems, the benefits of healthy lifestyles, and how health care could help reduce national debt . Among his comments he said the $750 billion per year was wasted on health care. After his speech he answered questions from audience members.
3:22 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Education System Reform Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State ... Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State standards, adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, that allow states to accurately compare standardized test scores across the country and internationally. They also discussed the need and importance of training and providing support for teachers in the initiative. David Coleman challenged the initiative on the grounds that the program was a costly “mediocre” program that would not prepare students for college. Panelists answered questions from the audience about the cost to states of the program, room the possibility for extended programs such as summer school, and competency-based instruction. 7:00 pm CT Approx. 51 min. U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan John Sopko John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific ... John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific examples of wasted U.S. money, including faulty buildings that collapsed and poorly built roads that might have allowed for improvised explosive device (IED) explosions. He was also critical of the lack of coordination with Afghans and questioned the country’s ability to sustain what U.S. had built. 12:48 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Global Slavery Siddharth Kara Siddharth Kara, a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, talked about ... Siddharth Kara, a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, talked about modern day slavery and human trafficking. Topics included slavery’s history and evolution, Mr. Kara’s experiences traveling around the world, and the forces contributing to contemporary global slave practices. He also commented on what the future holds and what individuals and groups can do to combat slavery. Mr. Kara is the author of two books on the subject, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery and Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia. This event was part of an annual international conference hosted by Yale University.
4:59 pm CT Approx. 15 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Meeting Joseph Biden Vice President Biden spoke to reporters prior to a meeting with hunters and wildlife interest ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters prior to a meeting with hunters and wildlife interest groups as part of the White House gun violence task force. In remarks, he said a consensus was emerging over proposals for tightening background checks and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines. 7:53 pm CT Approx. 42 min. Defense Department Budget Martin Dempsey; Leon Panetta Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed ... Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters. Secretary Panetta focused on the upcoming $500 billion budget cut under the delayed sequestration plan and said the prospect of the sequestration was “undermining the ability to manage” the department. He laid out specific reductions he would have to make if the budget cuts occur at the beginning of March 2013. Other topics included Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s visit to the U.S. and President Obama’s nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for defense secretary.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The budget cuts and simultaneous automatic tax increases would have created a “fiscal cliff” if they took effect January 2013. The sequestration date was delayed until March 2013 as part of a “fiscal cliff” agreement.
2:21 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Defining Slavery A panel of professors and authors talked about the legal, economic, academic and policy frameworks ... A panel of professors and authors talked about the legal, economic, academic and policy frameworks that help define modern day slavery and human trafficking. This forum was part of an annual international conference hosted by Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition.
5:18 pm CT Approx. 15 min. Treasury Secretary Nominee Announcement Timothy Geithner; Jacob Lew; Barack Obama President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Treasury ... President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Retiring Secretary Geithner and Jack Lew also made remarks at the announcement. 8:37 pm CT Approx. 34 min. State of American Business Thomas Donohue; Margaret Spellings Thomas Donohue gave his annual state of American business address, outlining the Chamber of ... Thomas Donohue gave his annual state of American business address, outlining the Chamber of Commerce’s policy and political agenda for 2013. He said that the national debt was the “single biggest threat to our economic future.” He also talked about efforts to work with labor unions and other groups on immigration. 4:08 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Innovation and the Space Race Elbert Rutan Burt Rutan talked about the history of manned spaceflight and contrasted the contemporary space ... Burt Rutan talked about the history of manned spaceflight and contrasted the contemporary space program with the pioneering days of space travel. Mr. Rutan designed “SpaceShipOne,” which launched the era of commercial space travel, and the Voyager aircraft that in 1986 became the first airplane to fly non-stop around the world without refueling.
5:36 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Student Loan Debt Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students ... Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students and parents. According to a recent ProPublica report, parents were being saddled with student loans they were unable to afford to repay. 9:15 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Haiti Earthquake Recovery Ambassador Paul Altidor spoke about recovery efforts and challenges three years after the Haitian ... Ambassador Paul Altidor spoke about recovery efforts and challenges three years after the Haitian earthquake. Following his remarks he took questions ranging on a number of issues such as education, economic development, and food security. Afterward, panelists talked about strategies for recovery and urban development. 5:34 am CT Approx. 57 min. Health Care, Insurance and Medicare Bruce Broussard; Hewitt Shaw Bruce Broussard spoke about health care, insurance, and Medicare. Topics included the ... Bruce Broussard spoke about health care, insurance, and Medicare. Topics included the Affordable Care Act (the health care law), new approaches to integrating delivery systems, the benefits of healthy lifestyles, and how health care could help reduce national debt . Among his comments he said the $750 billion per year was wasted on health care. After his speech he answered questions from audience members.
7:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. LIVE Student Loan Debt and College Costs Josh Mitchell; Marian Wang; Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for comments on student loan debt and college costs from viewers who had ... Telephone lines were open for comments on student loan debt and college costs from viewers who had just seen a November 12, 2012, program from ProPublica and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Video clips from that program were shown, and clips of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) speaking on the Senate floor, Bill Gates at a Washington Ideas Forum, and Rohit Chopra at a Senate committee hearing. 
Marian Wang, by Skype, and Josh Mitchell, by telephone, talked about the federal government’s role in guaranteeing and setting rates for college student loan rates. Topics included the impact of education debt on the economy, the effects of college education on employment, and for-profit colleges versus non-profit colleges.
11:04 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Haiti Earthquake Rebuilding and Urban Development Representatives from the State Department and the Organization of American States gave ... Representatives from the State Department and the Organization of American States gave presentations on the role of the U.S. and the international community in rebuilding Haiti three years after a devastating earthquake struck the country.
8:04 pm CT Approx. 15 min. Treasury Secretary Nominee Announcement Timothy Geithner; Jacob Lew; Barack Obama President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Treasury ... President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Retiring Secretary Geithner and Jack Lew also made remarks at the announcement. 12:21 am CT Approx. 51 min. U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan John Sopko John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific ... John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific examples of wasted U.S. money, including faulty buildings that collapsed and poorly built roads that might have allowed for improvised explosive device (IED) explosions. He was also critical of the lack of coordination with Afghans and questioned the country’s ability to sustain what U.S. had built.
8:20 pm CT Approx. 15 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Meeting Joseph Biden Vice President Biden spoke to reporters prior to a meeting with hunters and wildlife interest ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters prior to a meeting with hunters and wildlife interest groups as part of the White House gun violence task force. In remarks, he said a consensus was emerging over proposals for tightening background checks and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines. 1:15 am CT Approx. 42 min. Defense Department Budget Martin Dempsey; Leon Panetta Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed ... Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters. Secretary Panetta focused on the upcoming $500 billion budget cut under the delayed sequestration plan and said the prospect of the sequestration was “undermining the ability to manage” the department. He laid out specific reductions he would have to make if the budget cuts occur at the beginning of March 2013. Other topics included Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s visit to the U.S. and President Obama’s nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for defense secretary.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The budget cuts and simultaneous automatic tax increases would have created a “fiscal cliff” if they took effect January 2013. The sequestration date was delayed until March 2013 as part of a “fiscal cliff” agreement.
8:39 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Mortgage Policy The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with ... The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with consumer groups, industry stakeholders, and financial experts. CFPB Director Richard Cordray unveiled the new CFPB “Ability to Repay” mortgage rule and criteria for qualified mortgages that he said were intended to protect all parties involved. The event, held in Westminster Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, opened with remarks by elected officials followed by Mr. Cordray’s remarks, a panel discussion with consumer and industry representatives, and then a period for comments from members of the public. 1:59 am CT Approx. 34 min. State of American Business Thomas Donohue; Margaret Spellings Thomas Donohue gave his annual state of American business address, outlining the Chamber of ... Thomas Donohue gave his annual state of American business address, outlining the Chamber of Commerce’s policy and political agenda for 2013. He said that the national debt was the “single biggest threat to our economic future.” He also talked about efforts to work with labor unions and other groups on immigration.
10:39 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Student Loan Debt Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students ... Mark Kantrowitz and Deanne Loonin talked about the impact of student loan debt on both students and parents. According to a recent ProPublica report, parents were being saddled with student loans they were unable to afford to repay. 2:37 am CT Approx. 39 min. Work-Focused Welfare Reform Robert Doar Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts ... Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts in reforming New York City’s welfare program. He outlined the keys to work-focused welfare policies, and talked about food stamp benefits and increasing the economic strength of low-income families. He criticized President Obama for not focusing on the importance of strong families.
12:03 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Student Loan Debt and College Costs Josh Mitchell; Marian Wang; Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for comments on student loan debt and college costs from viewers who had ... Telephone lines were open for comments on student loan debt and college costs from viewers who had just seen a November 12, 2012, program from ProPublica and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Video clips from that program were shown, and clips of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) speaking on the Senate floor, Bill Gates at a Washington Ideas Forum, and Rohit Chopra at a Senate committee hearing. 
Marian Wang, by Skype, and Josh Mitchell, by telephone, talked about the federal government’s role in guaranteeing and setting rates for college student loan rates. Topics included the impact of education debt on the economy, the effects of college education on employment, and for-profit colleges versus non-profit colleges.
3:19 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Haiti Earthquake Recovery Ambassador Paul Altidor spoke about recovery efforts and challenges three years after the Haitian ... Ambassador Paul Altidor spoke about recovery efforts and challenges three years after the Haitian earthquake. Following his remarks he took questions ranging on a number of issues such as education, economic development, and food security. Afterward, panelists talked about strategies for recovery and urban development.
1:07 am CT Approx. 15 min. Treasury Secretary Nominee Announcement Timothy Geithner; Jacob Lew; Barack Obama President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Treasury ... President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Retiring Secretary Geithner and Jack Lew also made remarks at the announcement. 5:08 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Haiti Earthquake Rebuilding and Urban Development Representatives from the State Department and the Organization of American States gave ... Representatives from the State Department and the Organization of American States gave presentations on the role of the U.S. and the international community in rebuilding Haiti three years after a devastating earthquake struck the country.
1:23 am CT Approx. 15 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Meeting Joseph Biden Vice President Biden spoke to reporters prior to a meeting with hunters and wildlife interest ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters prior to a meeting with hunters and wildlife interest groups as part of the White House gun violence task force. In remarks, he said a consensus was emerging over proposals for tightening background checks and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines.
1:40 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. Mortgage Policy The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with ... The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with consumer groups, industry stakeholders, and financial experts. CFPB Director Richard Cordray unveiled the new CFPB “Ability to Repay” mortgage rule and criteria for qualified mortgages that he said were intended to protect all parties involved. The event, held in Westminster Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, opened with remarks by elected officials followed by Mr. Cordray’s remarks, a panel discussion with consumer and industry representatives, and then a period for comments from members of the public.
3:41 am CT Approx. 51 min. Enforcement of Immigration Laws Libby Casey; Mark Krikorian; Ali Noorani Ali Noorani and Mark Krikorian talked about the enforcement of existing federal and state ... Ali Noorani and Mark Krikorian talked about the enforcement of existing federal and state immigration laws, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the deportation process, enforcement costs, workplace verification systems, provisions requiring law enforcement officers to verify a person’s immigration status, and background checks and proposed changes to current law.
4:35 am CT Approx. 51 min. U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan John Sopko John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific ... John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific examples of wasted U.S. money, including faulty buildings that collapsed and poorly built roads that might have allowed for improvised explosive device (IED) explosions. He was also critical of the lack of coordination with Afghans and questioned the country’s ability to sustain what U.S. had built.
5:28 am CT Approx. 15 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Meeting Joseph Biden Vice President Biden spoke to reporters prior to a meeting with hunters and wildlife interest ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters prior to a meeting with hunters and wildlife interest groups as part of the White House gun violence task force. In remarks, he said a consensus was emerging over proposals for tightening background checks and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines.
5:43 am CT Approx. 15 min. Treasury Secretary Nominee Announcement Timothy Geithner; Jacob Lew; Barack Obama President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Treasury ... President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Retiring Secretary Geithner and Jack Lew also made remarks at the announcement.