By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
Brian's thirst "to find out more about the Boston bombers is unquenchable!" He looks into the female DNA that was found on one of the bombs, and asks his guests if the DNA could belong to the older brother's wife.
Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas talked to Brian about her second book, Raising the Bar. She said that the book is for all ages, and focuses more on her life outside the gym. Douglas also gave some words of encouragement for her fellow athlete and twitter follower, Tim Tebow, who just got released from the Jets. She also displayed her excitement for the next summer Olympics in Brazil, where she is determined to defend her Olympic Gold title!
Jake Porway, founder and Executive Producer of DataKind talked about the National Geographic Channel show he is behind, He explained that the show is about, "all of the numbers behind some of the most basic decisions that we make every day. Our mortality, our sex lives, how we make money; and we try to uncover the science and numbers that play into how people make decisions to live better lives."
FOX News' National Security Correspondent, Jennifer Griffin, weighed in on chemical weapons in Syria. "I'm told by Pentagon sources the chemical weapon stockpile in Syria would take 20 years to disassemble and that's if we were invited in," Griffin explained. "They are in a very difficult position. There are several options they are looking at."
Gretchen Carlson, co-host of FOX & Friends, talked to Brian and former CIA covert operations officer Mike Baker about the individuals who have come forward claiming they were pressured into not coming forward when the Benghazi attacks initially occurred. "It's eight months on, nothing has happened, the investigation so far has been a joke, and... people just don't seem to care," Baker said, "They've got Benghazi fatigue."
Investigative journalist and Hoover Institution Media Fellow, Paul Sperry, talked to Brian about the Tsarnaev brothers and where we need to go from here. "The Chechens are known as the fiercest ... and the most brutal and ruthless," Sperry said. He went on to explain that in many briefings, officials are also warning against Chechen women, who have also carried out a number of suicide bombings through al-Qaeda. "Maybe we might want to further expand the terrorist profile in this country, because as you know, al-Qaeda specializes in the unexpected."
Ambassador Christopher Hill, Ambassador to Iraq from 2009-2010, talked to Brian about what is at stake if chemical weapons are used in Syria. He explained that he thinks the failure to have any concept of what a post-Assad Syria will look like is what's responsible for prolonging the war. "People are worried about the future and they continue to fight because they don't know what their future is going to look like," Hill explained.
Former NY Giant quarterback Phil Simms told Brian that the pro-locker room will be more understanding and kind to Collins than the rest of the outside world would be. "I always say our locker room with the Giants, the players in there, more understanding and forgiving than probably any other workplace in New York," Simms exclaimed, "I know there's a stereotype about athletes, especially football players and maybe basketball players, but I find - I've always found - all the athletes to be forgiving understanding..."