The New York Times Close Up 8/20/16

On the August 20, 2016 episode of The New York Times Close Up, hosted by Sam Roberts:

  • Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is seldom at a loss for words or opinions, and he expresses both in this Sunday's Times Magazine and on the program.
  • The multi-faceted writer Caleb Carr discusses his latest thriller, "Surrender, New York," which meshes murder with the latest in forensic science and the realities of the political landscape post-9/11.
  • Ronnie Lowenstein, the director of the Independent Budget Office, has been in office since the organization began in 1996. She'll explain how it's survived and thrived since its inception.
  • And the New York Times reporters roundtable - with New York Times Contributing Writer Clyde Haberman, Editorial Board Contributing Writer Eleanor Randolph, Metro Investigative Reporter Russ Buettner and Presidential Campaign Correspondent and "The Run-Up" podcast host Michael Barbaro - convenes.


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