March 24, 2018

March 31, 2018

This week on Matter of Fact, Soledad O’Brien sits down with two students who walked out of their high schools recently to protest gun violence in the United States. Daniel Meakem, from McLean, VA, says he worries about the next mass shooting while Imani Holt, a junior in Baltimore, says gun violence is a part of her daily life. Then, some states are looking to cash in a $150 billion industry if they receive a favorable Supreme Court ruling. New Jersey argues that the federal law banning sports gambling is unconstitutional, while the NCAA and  sports leagues say state-sponsored betting could ruin the integrity of the game. High profile attorney and former Solicitor General Ted Olson, argued for plaintiff New Jersey in December; he joins Soledad O’Brien to discuss the case. And, you may not recognize the name Nell Scovell, but you probably know her work; she’s one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy writers. Her credits include the Simpsons, the Late Show with David Letterman, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and even Pres. Obama. Scovell sits down with Soledad O’Brien to discuss her new memoir, Just the Funny Parts, on how she broke into the business of being funny and why she is helping the next generation succeed.

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