The Washington Post reports that First Lady Michelle Obama has appeared on late-night television programs at least 14 times since President Obama took office in January of 2009. Compare that number to the previous four First Ladies, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush & Nancy Reagan, who made a combined total of 1 late-night appearance while living in the White House.
So we ask you-- what do you think? Too much or do you think First Ladies in the future will follow in her footsteps?
We invite you to join us today for a live Q&A with Bret over on our Facebook page. Bret will be taking your questions on a variety of topics, including politics, and a topic that is very close to the Baier family-- congenital heart defect awareness.
Tips for the Q&A:
--We will open the Q&A feature on our Facebook page at 3pmET at facebook.com/bretbaiersr.
--Bret will respond to questions for 30 minutes and will answer as many as he can.
--Please do not post the same question over and over again.
--You may need to refresh your browser to see the questions/answers.
--The topics we are focusing on include news of the day, politics, and congenital heart defect awareness/Bret's son Paul, but you can ask other questions on other topics.
--Have fun with it! Bret is looking forward to the chat and we appreciate your participation!
Bret will also discuss his new book, Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love, out June 3rd and available for pre-order over on Amazon.com. One hundred percent of what Bret receives from the sale of the book will be donated to various non-profit pediatric heart causes.
U.S. skier Bode Miller made history at the Sochi Olympics over the weekend when he became the oldest Alpine Olympic medalist in history. Bode took home the bronze in the super-G. He will be 37 years old this year and this makes for his sixth Olympic medal.
Miller’s win was certainly a special and emotional moment for him—he has had a very difficult year following a knee injury and the death of his younger brother Chelone. He was seen wiping tears from his face just moments after realizing he had won the bronze medal.
Chelone “Chelly” Miller, 29, was an Olympic hopeful and an accomplished snowboarder. He had a history of seizures following a motorcycle accident in 2005, and he died following a seizure at a California ski resort in April of 2013.
According to a close friend, Chelone’s dream was to make to Sochi with his older brother.
Following the win, Bode Miller was interviewed by NBC’s Christin Cooper, a two-time Olympian and silver medalist. Cooper asked Miller about the death of his brother, and Miller said he had “ a lot of emotion riding” on the race.
Cooper asked several other follow-up questions regarding Chelly Miller and a visibly emotional Bode began to cry during the interview, leaning against a fence railing.
The interview created quite the uproar with people taking to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites expressing anger towards Cooper and NBC. The New York Times said Cooper went “too far” and it seems as though many agree.
Bode Miller took to Twitter Monday to defend Cooper:
What do you think?
Do reporters and analysts have the responsibility of knowing when to stop asking questions? Or are they just doing their jobs—asking the tough questions and pushing to get the emotional, real responses?
Share your thoughts with us here on ‘The Daily Bret’ or via Twitter@BretBaier--and check out Jon Scott’s panel discussion from Happening Now.
The signup deadline for Obamacare is weeks away and the administration's latest push includes President Obama sitting down for an interview with actor Zach Galifianakis for a comedy segment, as well as three suspension bills being voted on in the House today that are pushing for legislative changes to the President’s signature healthcare law.