Need to Know
RAY SUAREZ ANCHORS.
CHEMICAL REGULATION- Need to Know takes a look at a small town plagued by chemical pollution and disease, and the regulatory system some say has failed its residents.
INTERVIEW: MATT KIBBE- Need to Know anchor Ray Suarez interviews Matt Kibbe of Freedomworks to discuss his take on the proper role of the Environmental Protection Agency.
IN PERSPECTIVE: A JON MEACHAM ESSAY- Jon Meacham examines the effect that programs initiated by FDR and LBJ continue to have on Americans, despite unawareness of the role government plays in our everyday lives. [26 minutes]
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Full Program: Regulation and the EPA. 25:00
Chemical pollution and regulation in a New York town. 11:46
Full Program: FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe on the role of the EPA. 06:00
Jon Meacham looks at historical regulations that still affect us today. 02:24
The history of class warfare in America. 03:08
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Series Description: NEED TO KNOW is an integrated broadcast and online current affairs project, uniting broadcast and web in an innovative approach to newsgathering and reporting. It breaks through the limitations of the broadcast schedule by means of a web-based production model that empowers audiences to "tune in" anytime and anywhere. A cross-media initiative built around a wide community of journalists and producers, with input from an engaged audience, NEED TO KNOW covers five primary beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; security; and culture. Stories, interviews, blogs and photo features are continually added to and updated online, with the production teams inviting interaction and input from online readers and users who are on the lookout for the latest information on a given subject. Each week's online story development culminates in the weekly broadcast, curated from the week's reporting by the various beat teams. The broadcast features documentary-style field reports, both domestic and international, short features and studio-based interviews and conversation to complement and advance the produced reports.
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