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Friday, December 19 – Friday, December 26

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Dr. Michael Fauntroy

Michael Fauntroy

Connie Rice

Connie Rice

Deroy Murdock

Deroy Murdock

George Johnson

In our annual Year in Review special, we take a look back at the events and issues that made news in 2014. Our panelists are:  Michael Fauntroy, associate professor of political science at Howard UniversityDeroy Murdock, Fox News contributor and contributing editor with the National Review Online; and civil rights attorney Connie Rice, co-founder of Advancement Project.

In his final regularly scheduled commentary, George Johnson reflects on the top sports events of 2014, and on his decade-long relationship with our program. 

Hour 1
In the first hour of our Year in Review roundtable, panelists Michael Fauntroy, Deroy Murdock and Connie Rice discuss the Republican Party’s midterm elections victories, Eric Holder’s resignation as attorney general, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the use of torture by the CIA, and the spate of controversial incidents that led to the deaths of unarmed African Americans at the hands of police officers.


Hour 2
In the second hour of our Year in Review, our panelists discuss foreign affairs, the NFL’s domestic violence scandals, sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, and the legacies of Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee.