Thursday, August 27, 2009

What Happened to the Dog Days of August?

The summer of 2009 will always be known as the year the dog days of August never arrived. August is the month during which nothing is supposed to happen. It's when people go on vacation, and Washington rolls up the sidewalks.

But not this year.

As we do on most Thursday nights, I'll be joined by Christy Harvey of the Center for American Progress for a look at some of the big stories of the week, as well as some that we might otherwise have not heard about.

And John Fugelsang will be with me during hour 2. Our conversations are among my most enjoyable of the week, as I never know where we'll go. But we talk about the news and have fun while doing it.

Tonight, we'll start the show with a visit from a man I had not heard of before yesterday. But, like many Americans did yesterday, I read a lot of tributes to Teddy Kennedy. One in Huffington Post stood out to me.

So I reached out to Robert Creamer, who wrote "Greatest Tribute to Kennedy: Pass Health Care for All." As I put on my producer hat to try to find him (HuffPo just says that he's a political organizer, strategist and author), I learned that he's married to one of my favorite members of Congress, Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois.

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