The CDC in the hot seat on Ebola. Markets reeling. Mid-term fireworks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Dismay this week over the treatment of Ebola in the United States. Another nurse, sick in Dallas. An airline trying to track down potentially exposed passengers. The CDC chief, grilled on the Hill. Americans wondering where this goes. On Wall Street, wild markets. On the campaign trail, the midterms heat up. ISIS, within twelve miles of Baghdad. The Pentagon warns again of the security threat in climate change. HBO tempts more cable “cord cutting”. Facebook and Apple will pay to freeze employees' eggs. This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
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NBC News: Say You're Sorry: CDC Director Grilled on Ebola Mistakes — "The hearing was meant to call officials on the carpet to explain the frightening spread of Ebola in the U.S. — one imported case and now two nurses sick from that patient. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it was likely to happen, the fallout has been enormous."
The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Stocks Edge Higher -- "Sparking the latest volatility was more bad economic news out of Europe, where data showed eurozone inflation at a five-year low. The turmoil followed a wild ride for investors on Wednesday, which saw the Dow industrials drop as much as 460 points before partially recovering and the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield stage its biggest swing in five years."
The Atlantic: Charlie Crist's Fan: A Love Story -- "The people around Crist came and went, but the fan was always by his side. For a long time, Crist was a bachelor. He lived, after leaving the Governor’s Mansion, in a little rented condo in St. Petersburg, where he grew up. He didn’t have any pets. He had the fan."
This program aired on October 17, 2014.