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President George W. Bush speaks during the final news conference of his administration, Monday, Jan. 12,2009, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP)
President George W. Bush speaks during the final news conference of his administration, Monday, Jan. 12,2009, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP)

On Wall Street and beyond, as America’s big banks begged for more bailout money.

In Gaza, as the death toll topped one thousand, including hundreds of women and children, and the UN headquarters burned.

On Capitol Hill, as Attorney General nominee Eric Holder said, straight up: “waterboarding is torture.”

And then, out of the sky, relief on the chilly Hudson River, as a hero pilot brings his plane and passengers down safe and alive on the water.

This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

You can join the conversation. What’s your top story this week? What do you see coming, and going, in Washington? In the world?Guests:

From Dallas, Texas, we're joined by Bill McKenzie, editorial columnist at the Dallas Morning News. His most recent column is about his 75-minute interview with George W. Bush last week.

From Washington, we're joined by Michelle Cottle, senior editor at The New Republic.

And from Hanover, N.H., is Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on January 16, 2009.

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