AirTalk for December 19, 2014

President Obama is holding his last press conference of the year with Cuba and Sony's hack at the forefront of everyone's minds. Can the President assuage fears about theater safety and future cyber attacks? Also, critics look at this week's releases including 'The Hobbit' and 'Annie.'
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