Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, speaks on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, August 25, 2008.
Nancy Pelosi was on the path to political prominence when, as a 47-year-old mother of five, she ran for a seat in Congress and won. Now the highest ranking elected woman in American history and the first female Speaker of the House, Pelosi talks candidly about the opportunities and choices that have brought her - and our country - to this time and place. Her latest book is Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters.
In these pages, Nancy Pelosi encourages mothers and grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters to never lose faith, to speak out and make their voices heard, to focus on what matters most and follow their dreams wherever they may lead. This is a truly special book to share with all the women you know. It is a keepsake to turn to again and again, whenever you need to be reminded that anything is possible when you know your power.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about the campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS. Charlie is joined by David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Eric Schmitt of The New York Times.
We continue with Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the House of Representatives.
We conclude with Issa Rae, co-creator and star of HBO's "Insecure."