AirTalk for November 21, 2014

President Obama promised to provide extra support to law enforcement officials on the border and make it easier for skilled immigrants to stay and contribute to the economy during his speech last night. AirTalk held a viewing party of the speech which was followed by a discussion with a panel of special guests. Also, how do the latest dystopian films match up to its predecessors. Then, it's TGI-Filmweek!

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