BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
"THIS SHOULD BE OVER!" Brian is sick and tired of hearing about General David Petraeus' affair with Paula Broadwell, and does not understand how people can think that this single transgression has ruined his entire life of discipline and dedication to our country. Plus: Brian looks into the future of the Republican Party and whether or not Tiger Woods has made a comeback!
LOOKING BEYOND THE MEDIA MIRROR - Bob Dotson, reporting legend and author of American Story, A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, talked to Brian about the "blueprint" behind his book. Dotson explained that his objective was to, "look behind that media mirror that's always reflecting power and cultural pop, and say 'what's going on back there? What did these people do?'"
He went onto say that by looking at what goes on between the lights and cameras, you are able to see beyond the conceit of power and money. Dotson said his biggest source for stories is his viewers that have followed his career. "They kind of get the rhythm of what I'm looking for," he explained, "They tell me the story behind the story."
Republican strategist Ed Rollins talked to Brian about the future of the Republican Party. Rollins said that he thinks it was a mistake for Reince Priebus to air all of the Republican Party's dirty laundry, and that it should have happened behind closed doors. He also said that he agrees with everything Karl Rove has said, and thinks that the Republican Party is at the grassroots level.
Bill Hemmer, co-host of America's Newsroom, stopped by and talked about the latest news surrounding Proposition 8. The duo also talked gun control: "This issue has been cast as an issue that was stopped by the NRA and Republicans. It's not true and it's not the case," Hemmer said.
New York Post sports columnist Mark Cannizzaro joined Brian and Bill. The three talked about Tiger Woods and if he is truly back to his old self again. "I don't truly believe that - even in his mind - he is totally back until he's winning majors again. And I think that's going to happen," Cannizzaro proclaimed.