Episode 136, with guests John King, Michael Waldman, Elizabeth Sanders and guest host Steve Silverman.

John King, Michael Waldman and Elizabeth Sanders are our guests.
Show produced by Katherine Caperton.
Original Air Date: January 25, 2014 on SiriusXM “POTUS” Channel 124.
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This week on Polioptics: we look ahead at the President’s State of the Union this Tuesday, and take a look at the Super Bowl to learn how presidents decide to go to sporting events. By the end of the hour, you’ll know about Lenny Skutnick, and his lasting impact on the State of the Union, what happens behind the scenes as the speech is being developed, and how technology has changed the way the speech is covered.

Attending sporting events are full of risk and reward for presidents. While no sitting president has attended the Super Bowl, many of been to baseball games, the World Cup, and NCAA basketball, often at times of national import, or athletic milestone.

John King, CNN’s Chief National Correspondent, Cornell Government Professor Elizabeth Sanders, and Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice and former Chief Speech Writer for President Clinton are our guests.

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