The panelists have much to talk about this week: a controversial murder in Missouri, a new television show from Steven Soderbergh, why "weather" is the topic of so much conversation, and more.
On the political spectrum, the panelists discuss the protests in Ferguson, and Eric Garner’s death and the problems with “broken windows” policing.
On the cultural side, the panelists talk about the glorious career of Robin Williams. Then, they each discuss some favorite moments from Williams’ oeuvre and celebrate the work of a truly remarkable man. Next, in Steven Soderbergh’s new medical drama, The Knick, Clive Owen plays Dr. John Thackeray, a racist, cocaine-addicted surgeon in 1900s New York. Rich with detail about surgical history, will the show steer period television in a thoughtful new direction, or is this just a moustachioed ER? Finally, weather: Is it interesting? The gabbers don their etiquette Sou’westers to decide once and for all whether you can bring your meteorological observations to a cocktail party.
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