Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016 - the most divisive Presidential race in modern history. Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking campaign season, The New York Times columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever.
"WOW. What a Snarkfest."
Four decades after the sexual revolution, nothing has worked out the way it was supposed to. The sexes are circling each other as uneasily and comically as ever, and now the New York Times columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for incisive commentary about the mysteries and muddles of sexual combat in America sorts through the confusion.
From Washington to Kennebunkport to Texas to old Europe and new Europe during the past two decades, Maureen Dowd has trained her binoculars on the Bush dynasty, putting them, as both 41 and 43 have complained to her, "on the couch". Here she wittily dissects the Oedipal loop-de-loop between father and son and the Orwellian logic of the rush to war in Iraq.
"Fantastic, Erudite, Superb Research"
"Will Trump Be Dumped?" is from March 19, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times.
We conclude with filmmakers Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, here to introduce their new documentary, "Defying the Nazis."
"Dinklage and Dragons: Will Tyrion Win The "Game of Thrones"?" is from the April 09, 2016 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
Tonight on the program, live coverage of the first Presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Mark Halperin; John Heilemann; Maureen Dowd; Jeff Greenfield; Mike Allen; Katty Kay; and Frank Luntz.
"Girl Talk at Trump Tower" is from the October 01, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Trump Does It His Way" is from the April 02, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.