Thursday, September 1, 2011

Today on Kresta - September 1, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Sept. 1

4:00 – Inside the White House on 9/11
This past weekend the National Geographic Channel aired George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview, a world premiere documentary that revealed exclusive, first-person insight into the former president's experience following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In the most in-depth on-camera interview he has ever given on the subject, President Bush recalled what he was thinking and feeling and what drove the real-time, life-or-death decisions he faced in the first minutes, hours and days after the most lethal terrorist attacks ever on U.S. soil. We go over clips of the documentary with Matt Smith who served in the Bush White House and received the President’s Distinguished Service Award for actions on September 11th.

4:40 – Labor in the 21st Century
In earlier days Labor Day was celebrated as a tribute to laborers, the way we still pay homage to our troops and soldiers on Memorial Day. Economist David Peterson argues that in the 50's and 60's America was very pro-business and wealth oriented - as we are today. However, in mid century, our country benefited from the remaining Judeo-Christian tradition which emphasizes social justice. Unlike in present times, this tradition still acted as a strong counter weight to self-centered individualism and naked avarice. David joins us to look as “Labor in the 21st century” and why our attitudes are now so radically different.

5:00 - The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know -- and Men Can't Say
What if everything you've been told about women in America is wrong? What if what your college professors taught you - along with television, movies, books, magazine articles, and even news reports - have all been lies or distortions? Since the 1960s, American feminists have set themselves up as the arbiters of all things female. Their policies have dominated the social and political landscape. The "spin sisters" in the media (aptly named by Myrna Blyth in her book of the same name) and their cohorts in academia are committed feminists. Consequently, everything Americans know -- or think they know -- about marriage, kids, sex, education, politics, gender roles, and work/family balance, has been filtered through a left-wing lens. But what if conservative women are in the best position to empower American women? Suzanne Venker is here to discuss it.

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