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'CrossTalk' is RT's flagship program. This TV debate experience presents hot-topic discussions on politics, business, newsmakers, global trends, present-day conflicts, and dangers and challenges facing our world. Host Peter Lavelle poses hard, straightforward questions to his guests, and demands concrete answers in response. Peter's guests are politicians, journalists, scientists and decision-makers of all sorts – anyone who influences the decisions changing our world or plays a key role in forming public opinion.

May 7, 2021 08:44

Biden as FDR?

Every president is obsessed with the issue of legacy. The historical benchmarks are FDR and LBJ. Joe Biden is no different. He is being encouraged to go big and fast, and he is doing just that. But there is one problem – FDR and LBJ had massive majorities in Congress and public opinion. Joe can think big, but does he have the votes?

CrossTalking with Quardricos Driskell, Dee Dawkins-Haigler, and George Seay.

May 5, 2021 07:00

The ‘Giuliani effect’

How should we interpret the recent FBI raid on the home of former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani? As a legitimate investigation into wrongdoing, or a strong and very public political warning? Are Trump, his former circle and his supporters the real target? And can the average citizen trust the FBI?

CrossTalking with Andrew Langer, Robert Patillo, and Robert Barnes.

May 3, 2021 06:17

CrossTalk Bullhorns, HOME EDITION: Police state

Is the US becoming a police state in the name of social justice and democracy? And what is driving the West’s increasingly hysterical and paranoid policy toward Russia? What happened to engagement and diplomacy?

CrossTalking with Glenn Diesen and George Szamuely.

Apr 30, 2021 06:35

The Biden Era?

US President Joe Biden has finally delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress. There can be no doubt Biden is thinking big – on the scale of FDR and LBJ. Some have said he showed his “inner Robin Hood.” But with the country so divided, and slim majorities in Congress, it remains unclear whether we will look back at this time as the Biden Era.

CrossTalking with Margaret Kimberley, Laura Fink, and Wayne Dupree.

Apr 28, 2021 06:45

Collapsing cable news

Cable news networks – across the board – are hemorrhaging viewers. The political left hated and still hates Donald Trump, but cable news did well during his time in office. It was politics as spectacle and it was profitable. How much longer can cable news networks remain relevant?

CrossTalking with Rob Taub, Steve Malzberg, and Lauren Chen.

Apr 26, 2021 06:41

CrossTalk Bullhorns, HOME EDITION: Terminal decline?

Is the West in terminal decline or is it just experiencing a dramatic and painful civilizational correction? How can a culture and civilization be redeemed if both are founded on the worst of human sins? Is self-loathing the way forward to renewed greatness?

CrossTalking, with George Szamuely and Dmitry Babich.