BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
Is the president in for a wakeup call? BRIAN THINKS SO! Plus: Brian looks at the incredibly tense situation in North Korea and is shocked at the fact that the U.S. is scrambling to put up missile shields this late in the game.
Former Hofstra University basketball coach Mo Cassara sat down with Brian and talked about the recent firing of Rutgers basketball coach, Mike Rice. Cassara, who knows Rice personally, said that he is an "incredibly hard-working guy." "It's such a difficult profession in so many ways," Cassara explained, "When you're dealing with young kids and the incredible amount of pressure to win now, I think that... coaches do things that they probably wouldn't normally do."
Brian's co-host on FOX & Friends, Steve Doocy, talked to Brian about the latest news surrounding Alec Baldwin and his daughter, Ireland Baldwin. Ireland raised eyebrows when she went to the NY Post to do her first official photo shoot - the newspaper that her father despises. Could this be Ireland's payback for Alec leaving her a voicemail calling her a "little pig?"
After a lackluster buildup, FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace talked to Brian about the assault weapons ban and universal background checks. "I think the background check needs to be more effective, not just expanded," Wallace said.
Campbell Brown, outstanding journalist and TV anchor, joined Brian and talked about her column today in the Wall Street Journal about guns. Brown said, "It's almost like we pitted each side against each other in this debate... And that's why I feel like we are not getting very far."
Gordon C. Chang, author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, weighed in on the tense situation with North Korea. "Kim Jong-un, the new ruler in North Korea, has not consolidated his position. At no time since 1949 has a North Korean leader had a smaller base of support; and in South Korea, the military is just sick and fed up of taking blow after blow from North Korea without retaliating," Chang said.
Stuart Varney talked to Brian about his interview with David Stockman. Stockman, who had quit as the budget director for President Reagan, told Varney during the interview that our economic history for the last generation and longer has been totally screwed up.
Varney explained that Stockman gave him two reasons for this: The government has been extending its reach into all kinds of areas and providing services that it can't pay for; and the Federal Reserve has only been pumping out money for the past 15 years, and has not created an underlying economy that is growing.