A political thrill ride as current as today's headlines. President-elect Maggie Mathews - the first woman voted into the nation's highest office - is felled by a ruptured brain aneurysm just 10 days before her inauguration. While she lies in a coma, her vice president-elect attempts to conceal his past, and with help from chief of staff Bruce "Skeeter" Jamison, he gambles he can keep his dark secret from coming to light.
"Hail to the Chief"
“Hail to the Chief” is perhaps one of the most recognizable musical pieces associated with the U.S. presidency. The stately song has been played at events attended by presidents for more than a century.
"‘Hail to the Chief’: The Musical Strains of Presidential Power" is from the January 20, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Christine Hauser and narrated by Corey M. Snow.
A special about the cozy relationship between politics and entertainment. Former Spy staffer and New Yorker editor Susan Morrison reveals the origin of Donald Trump's "short-fingered vulgarian" nickname. Then, author Neal Gabler explains how Hollywood invaded the Oval Office. And Lawrence O'Donnell reviews his least favorite reality TV show: the 2016 presidential race.
Six naked, murdered bodies on a cold January night put Detectives Carella and Kling in the middle of a full-on gang war and in a head-to-head battle with a mysterious criminal mastermind.