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The Alex Salmond Show

RT

Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond hosts a new political chat program, ‘The Alex Salmond Show’, on RT, where he vows to battle the mainstream media narrative and take the news “out of the Westminster nexus.” ‘The Alex Salmond Show’ will take viewers inside the Welsh, Irish and Scottish parliaments, also looking at the government of Northern Ireland, not forgetting Westminster.

Dec 3, 2020 07:58

John Hume tribute

The Alex Salmond Show examines the legacy of the late Northern Ireland peacemaker John Hume. Alex speaks with journalist and author Dr David Blake Knox, whose new book ‘The Killing of Thomas Niedermayer’, explores an atrocious murder at the height of the Troubles, and with one of Hume’s successors as leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, Alasdair McDonnell, who explores the path to peace.

Nov 26, 2020 08:28

St. Andrew’s Day

Is Prime Minister Boris Johnson the new hard man of unionism, or are his controversial Scottish devolution “disaster” comments just another political gift for independence campaigners? As Scotland’s national day approaches, the Alex Salmond Show poses these questions to Sir George Reid, the former presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament. The saltire is the national flag, but where did it come from, and why does Scotland share it with Jamaica and the Russian navy? To celebrate St. Andrew’s Day on November 30, Alex Salmond takes up all things Scottish, with author and broadcaster Bill Kay, and the chair of the Scottish Flag Trust, David Williamson.

Nov 19, 2020 08:03

Time up for Trump’s America?

The Alex Salmond Show examines the glowing embers of the most hotly contested American presidential election in history, from both sides of a polarized debate – with Keneshia Grant, professor at Howard University and president of the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, and Ed Martin, co-author of The Conservative Case for Trump. Alex is also joined by the world's leading anthropologist, Wade Davis, who takes a longer-term view of the underlying changes in American society and discusses whether these point to continued division and trauma – or to an American recovery?

Nov 12, 2020 08:08

All the presidents’ portraits

Twelve presidents and one legendary photographer. Alex Salmond speaks to Harry Benson who has captured the image of every American president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. Granted unrivaled access to the White House, he has portrayed Nixon on the point of resignation, the Reagans dancing and the Clintons in love. Benson’s extraordinary portfolio of the great and the bad tells the story of our times. Benson tells Alex about the president he liked the most, which he liked the least, and which one is his all-time favorite photo.

Nov 5, 2020 08:34

Covid Lockdown 2

With five different systems for the suppression of resurgent Covid now in operation across the UK and Ireland, Alex Salmond asks two world-ranking public health experts what approach might work. Newly elected President of the BMA Professor Sir Harry Burns and Dr Bharat Pankhania from the University of Exeter Medical School suggest a way through the mixed messages which have courted disaster.

Oct 29, 2020 08:40

Black history matters

One hundred and thirty years after Andrew Watson became the world’s first black international footballer, Ifeoma Dieke led an increasingly successful Scotland women’s team. She tells Alex Salmond why she chose to represent Scotland rather than team USA and is joined by England great John Barnes, Black History Month 2020 editor Catherine Ross and Professor Sir Geoff Palmer to discuss why black history matters in life beyond football.