Unpacking The Briefcase
Rebecca and Tracey – who have criticized CBS’s new reality show The Briefcase on air – talk directly with the show’s creator and producer, Dave Broome. They discuss what inspired him to focus on struggling families, debate the impact of the show, and hear why he believes he has created the most “real and raw” show on network television. Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, talks with Rebecca about her testimony at a recent Congressional hearing focused on “waste, fraud and abuse” in safety net programs. Laura Durso and Sarah McBride of CAP’s LGBT Progress team join to discuss Caitlyn Jenner’s recent Vanity Fair cover and the conversations it has sparked around issues impacting the transgender community. And as always(ish), Alan Pyke of ThinkProgress joins for the Weekly(ish) Worst.