“What’s been your biggest mistake?” is an evergreen question asked of presidents nearing the end of their first terms. President George W. Bush couldn’t think of an answer and during CBS’s interview, which aired in full this morning, President Obama said his biggest mistake “was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right” and not so much to “tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism…”
Caltech, home of Nobel Prize and Fields Medal winners … and a technically naughty sports program. The Caltech Beavers baseball team has lost 227 games in a row, while the men’s basketball team recently snapped a 310-game conference losing streak – so striking an event that President Obama called to congratulate them, even though Caltech had beaten the president’s alma mater, Occidental College.
Will adult film actors be required to wear condoms across the county? It depends what Los Angeles has to say. A petition that requires condoms for all pornography actors has gathered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, pending approval from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on July 24.
Broadcasting live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, we check up on how President Obama's speech checks out. And Hollywood's been at the DNC – actors Richard Schiff and Beau Bridges riff on that enduring connection. Also, Comedy Congress’ big wrapup in Charlotte – Diane Sawyer talks about her age and Mike Dukakis talks about what ifs.
It’s old home day at the Democratic Convention... that is, if your home is California. The Golden State’s Attorney General Kamala Harris, southern California Congresswoman Judy Chu, and actor Richard Schiff, he is of "The West Wing" and a new political show called "Chasing the Hill." Plus, a post game analysis of former President Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic troops.
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