Ellen Frankman

Takeaway Senior Producer

Ellen Frankman appears in the following:

The Man Who Made Obama Funny

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

President Obama’s comedic timing became something of a signature during his eight years in office, and many of the laughs the president got can be attributed to David Litt.


Republicans Gear Up for One More Repeal and Replace Vote

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Senate Republicans are making one last attempt to pass a healthcare bill before September 30th, when the power to pass legislation through a party line vote in the Senate expires.


Breaking the Silence on the Vietnam War

Friday, September 15, 2017

The new 10-part documentary series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, "The Vietnam War," premiers on Sunday, and it aims to challenge previous perceptions about the conflict.

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In Myanmar, Hope for a Democratic Future Marred by a Murderous Crackdown

Thursday, September 14, 2017

It’s being called an "ethnic cleansing" campaign propped up by "modern day concentration camps" — the plight of the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar has escalated in recent weeks.


Climate Change Wasn't Always a Partisan Issue

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A number of elected Republican officials deny the realities of climate change.  But it hasn’t always been that way.

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U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbuda Face Mass Devastation After Irma

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Islands in the Caribbean were hit hard by the Category 5 storm. Irma flattened Barbuda, damaging about 95 percent of the island's structures. 

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In Houston, A Crisis for The Long Haul

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Congressman Joaquin Castro represents the 20th district in Texas. He joins us to talk about what type of action is needed from government officials locally and in Washington.


Harvey Hits Louisiana

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey has made landfall in the state of Louisiana, nearly 12 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. 

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Tropical Storm Harvey: As Waters Rise, Health Risks Swell

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

There are short-term and long-term risks associated with natural disasters, including exposure to chemicals, and the spread of infectious disease.


Long Before Harvey, Scientists and Engineers Raised the Alarm on Houston

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Over the past few years, scientists and engineers in Texas have been issuing warnings, saying Houston wasn't ready for a massive storm. Why weren't these warnings heeded?

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Moscow Mirage? New Reports Reveal Russian Trump Tower Plan

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

While Donald Trump was campaigning to become president, a business associate sought out commercial interests for him in Russia, including a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.


Hurricane Harvey Causes Catastrophic Flooding in The Lone Star State

Monday, August 28, 2017

Thousands in Texas are facing catastrophic flooding, heavy rains, and power outages from the wrath of Hurricane Harvey. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo weighs in on the response here.


The New School Segregation? Inside the Debate Over School Secession

Friday, August 25, 2017

As communities all over the country attempt to pull out of larger school districts, questions arise over what happens to those schools and students left behind.


Fact-Checking Trump: Seven Months In and More Than 1,000 False Claims

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A look back at some of the president's biggest misstatements and misleading claims, and how they’ve played to the American public


Angola Elects a New President After 38 Years

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos was sworn in in 1979, making him the world’s second longest serving president behind the leader of Equatorial Guinea.


Reproductive Rights Take a Step Backwards in Texas

Monday, August 21, 2017

Texas governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 214 into law, banning insurers from covering abortions, even in cases of rape, incest, or when the fetus is not viable.


A Week After Charlottesville, Where Do We Stand?

Friday, August 18, 2017

It's been a week since a terrorist drove a car into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA. How has the nation reacted to the violence?

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Charlotesville Fallout: Big Business Bucks Trump

Thursday, August 17, 2017

On Wednesday, President Trump disbanded his Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum after several business leaders resigned following his comments about Charlottesville.


World War II Vet Sees Haunting Signs of War in Modern America

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"In 1939, I didn’t hear war coming," writes Harry Leslie Smith. "Now its thundering approach can’t be ignored."

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Tracking American Hate, From the Nazis to the Nationalists

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The number of hate groups in the U.S. rose for a second year in a row in 2016 as the radical right was energized by Donald Trump, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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