Jonathan Capehart

Jonathan Capehart appears in the following:

Jonathan Capehart On Interviewing Hillary Clinton

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer for the Washington Post, host of the "Cape Up" podcast and MSNBC contributor joins us to discuss his recent interview with Hillary Clinton.

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What Made News in Trump's News Conference

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

First reactions to the press conference held by the President-elect and his team.

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Is This The Best Summer of Obama's Presidency?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

President Obama has racked up a number of victories in the past few months: the opening of Cuba, a nuclear deal with Iran, and Supreme Court validation of the ACA and of gay marriage. 


Peaceful Protest and the Baltimore Riots

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A faction of Baltimore's largely peaceful protests turned violent Monday night in reaction to the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of the police. Jonathan Capehart offers his thoughts.

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A Gaggle of Guest Hosts

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Meet Our Guest Hosts! As Leonard is away for two weeks in January, we have an amazing roster of guest hosts filling his seat. Find our more about them here.

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Politics and Performance: Barney Frank, Democracy in South Africa, and How to do Drag

Friday, April 25, 2014

Jonathan Capehart fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: we’ll take a look at inequality in South Africa as the country marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of Apartheid and South Africa’s first free elections. Then, former U.S. Representative Barney Frank talks about his political career as the first openly gay congressman. The director of “Ida,” talks about the film. And this week’s Please Explain is all about drag!

Jonathan Capehart

Monday, January 21, 2013

Our inauguration day coverage includes Jonathan Capehart, MSNBC contributor and Washington Post editorial board member who covers politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.

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Jonathan Capehart on the Democrats' Message

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Jonathan Capehart, of the Washington Post, talks about what we've heard from the Democratic National Convention so far.

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Jonathan Capehart on the Convention

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jonathan Capehart, of the Washington Post, discusses the speeches so far at the Republican National Convention and how the week in Tampa has shaped the election so far.

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Twisting and Turning

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Jonathan Capehart fills in for Leonard. He’ll speak with Mike Lofgren on what’s wrong with Washington D.C. Woody Harrelson and Frankie Hyman discuss the new play “Bullet for Adolf.” We'll find out about the life and times of the writer Lillian Hellman. Our latest Underreported segments look at the strange state of the East Coast’s lobster fishery at and the growing Syrian refugee crisis.

The American Dream

Monday, July 30, 2012

Jonathan Capehart fills in for Leonard. He’ll speak with TARP administrator Neil Barofsky about the ways he thinks the $700 billion bailout fund was mishandled. Bravo executive Andy Cohen shares his life-long love affair with pop culture. We’ll take a look at the life stories of five African American men who were recruited in 1968 to attend College of the Holy Cross, including Clarence Thomas, Edward P. Jones, and Theodore Wells. Plus, investigative reporters Don Barlett and James Steele examine the nature of the American Dream and whether it’s still a possibility for the middle class.

Sky High

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jonathan Capehart fills in for Leonard today. He’ll speak with three NYU professors about the university’s expansion plans and the role of corporate influence in higher education. Mitch Winehouse discusses the life and untimely death of his daughter, the singer Amy Winehouse. Jimmie Walker talks about his memoir, Dyn-o-mite! And Carlin Romano argues that America is one of the most philosophical cultures in the history of the world.  

Tonight's State of the Union Address

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jonathan Capehart tells us what to expect from President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight.

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The Rising Tide

Monday, September 26, 2011

Guest host Jonathan Capehart fills in for Leonard. He’ll speak with Sylvia Nasar about the birth of modern economics, and how economists from Marx to Keynes to Friedman changed the world! Then journalist and commentator Touré talks about his new book Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness. Tony D’Souza tells us about his new novel, Mule. Plus, we’ll examine the strategic importance of Burma, and how its giant neighbors China and India are influencing it.

Debt Ceiling Vote

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer for the Washington Post and MSNBC contributor, reports on the impact of the debt ceiling vote.

There's more about the debt ceiling debate and vote on WNYC's It's a Free Country.


Obama's HIV/AIDS Plan

Friday, July 16, 2010

Jonathan Capehart, editorial writer for The Washington Post talks about President Obama's plan to reduce HIV infections by 25% by 2015. And Christine Campbell, vice president for national advocacy and organizing at Housing Works, discusses why Housing Works is disappointed with the plan.

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Pres. Obama Press Conference Debrief

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Washington Post editorial writer and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart analyses President Obama's press conference today on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill



Jonathan Capehart

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jonathan Capehart, editorial writer for the Washington Post and MSNBC contributor, talks to us about President Obama's much anticipated speech at the NAACP's centennial convention tonight. He'll also take a look at some of the issues on the President's agenda.

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The Morning After

Thursday, January 01, 2009

A special rebroadcast of our full 10am hour, unedited, from November 5th, 2008 Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University and the author of The Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family (PublicAffairs, 2008) and Jon Meacham, editor ...

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Favorite Things

Thursday, January 01, 2009

A special rebroadcast of the full 10 a.m. hour the morning after election day with special guests Jon Meacham, Sheryll Cashin, Andrea Bernstein, Jonathan Capehart, and Mark Blumenthal. Plus, saying goodbye to Yankee and Shea Stadiums, the year in scandals, and the Brian Lehrer Show producers' favorite listener calls.