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Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

The firing of a professional cheerleader has drawn attention to an industry that seemed to be operating outside the #MeToo movement. But now, sports teams are being drawn into it. Guest: Annie Brown, a producer on “The Daily,” speaks with Bailey Davis, the New Orleans Saints cheerleader who was fired for violating the team’s social media policy. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, began two days of marathon hearings in Washington, answering tough questions on the company’s mishandling of data. But the hours of testimony about the social media company’s practices seemed to focus on a larger, more difficult question: What is Facebook, exactly? Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

It started with a report on Fox News, and ended with calls for United States troops at the border with Mexico. We look at how President Trump’s approach to immigration transformed over just 72 hours. Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

President Trump has chosen John R. Bolton to be his new national security adviser. In 2005, a Republican-controlled Senate committee refused to confirm Mr. Bolton as President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations. We look back at those confirmation hearings, which portrayed Mr. Bolton as a threat to national security. Guest: Elizabeth Williamson, who writes about Washington in the Trump era for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

A young Canadian data expert came up with a plan to harvest people’s personal data from Facebook, and to use that information to influence their voting. How did the brains behind Cambridge Analytica become its whistle-blower? Guest: Matthew Rosenberg, a New York Times reporter in Washington. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

Rex Tillerson’s relationship with President Trump was rocky from the start. But no one was more surprised than Mr. Tillerson when he was fired as secretary of state on Tuesday. Mr. Tillerson was the most persistent advocate of opening diplomatic channels with North Korea, a position that put him publicly at odds with his boss. As Mr. Trump prepares to meet Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, we talk to the man who came closest to a deal with Pyongyang about what the current administration can learn from previous attempts. Guests: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Times; William Perry, a former secretary of defense and one of the few senior U.S. officials to have negotiated directly with the North Koreans. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018

South Korea says that the North is willing to talk about giving up its atomic arsenal. What happened to the threat of nuclear war? Guest: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Republicans have campaigned on gun rights for years. But Democrats running for office have tended to avoid the issue. In the wake of the Florida school shooting, however, will gun control be a dominant topic in this year’s midterm elections? Guest: Jonathan Martin, who covers national politics for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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