The week’s big stars are on hand for The Wall St Journal’s “A Very Big Year,” where we break down the big news, plus a roundup of the week’s best new releases.
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The week in reviews: January 10, 2018 • A Very Big Week to the News and Review of the Week, by John S. Bursak, John L. Miller, and Richard M. Dever: It’s not every week that the news and review section gets to be anointed “the weekly podcast” with a title that can be taken literally or not.
But this week it did, and the review section at The WallStJobs.com is just getting started.
The podcast’s most recent episode, “A Good Morning,” features John S, Jr. (from the Daily Show), former White House press secretary Dana Perino, and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mark Halperin.
The discussion is well-received, but there’s a lot to dig into here, and we’re going to start off with the headline: A Good Morning to the Most Important News of the Year.
It’s a good headline.
The first three minutes of the podcast are devoted to John S., Jr.’s take on the week, which focuses on a variety of issues.
John S is one of the most influential people in the news media, with a wide-ranging background and extensive experience in the field of news reporting.
He is a columnist at the Wall Street Post, the author of The Great Outdoors and a Pulitzer Prize winner for his reporting on climate change.
John and I have talked about the news world before.
When I was covering the World Trade Center disaster in 2001, John and a friend, John R. and Julie B. Garten, were on the scene, and they got to know me pretty well.
They gave me the nickname “the Daily Show” because we’d talk about all the news.
So I’ve been around the news business for years, and I’ve always thought that John S was the guy.
He’s got an excellent sense of humor.
He’s been an editor and reporter for almost two decades.
He wrote the biography of the late, great journalist David Halberstam, who I covered in my early days at the New York Times.
John has been a contributor to publications as diverse as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, and he has covered the news in all kinds of places, from the Persian Gulf to the African American community to the LGBT community, from Washington, D.C. to the World Cup, and everything in between.
He knows a lot about this stuff.
I got to work with John for a very long time.
It was fun to work alongside him, and it’s really exciting to hear him talk about his experience.
John, you are a very talented journalist, and you know how to use the word “talent.”
But you are also an exceptionally bright person.
I’m looking forward to listening to you talk about what you’re learning from this experience.
The most important news of the year, John.
This week’s podcast, “Good Morning to News and Reviews of the Day,” is hosted by John, Sr. (aka John S.) and co-hosts Mike Pescatelli and Mike Allen.
It features a variety a news and reviews roundup, a roundtable discussion of the top stories from the week.
In addition to breaking down the week in news, the podcast features a roundup on some of the big issues of the day, like the state of the economy, the latest news on the Paris climate agreement, and more.
The panelists discuss the news, then answer listener questions, including “what’s your take on President Trump’s comments about the Paris Climate Agreement?”
John is not going to let this happen.
He says he is “a strong believer in the power of news to inform the public,” and he says he wants to take advantage of the news industry’s strengths by sharing his experience with others.
I love hearing that.
“Good Morning” is produced by the podcasting company, the The Wall Streets Journal’s podcasts are edited by our senior producer, and editor-in-chief, Michael D. Sullivan.
This episode was produced by Andrew Fenno and Michael Fennos, with help from Mark Buehler and Matt Lippman.