Monday, February 12, 2018

WINTER OLYMPICS 2018 - What to Watch For and World Politics

"2018 Olympic stars, newcomers and comebacks to watch for" PBS NewsHour 2/8/2018


SUMMARY:  The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, come at a particularly tense moment in the region.  But there's also a lot of excitement around the Games themselves.  John Yang talks to Christine Brennan of USA Today about what and who to watch, the Russian doping scandal, and how one athlete has spoken out against Vice President Mike Pence leading the American delegation.

"Olympics show U.S. and South Korea out of sync on North Korea" PBS NewsHour 2/9/2018


SUMMARY:  Fireworks opened the 2018 Olympic Games, but competed for attention with a diplomatic spectacle.  The leaders of South Korea and North Korea showed off a historic handshake, while Vice President Mike Pence kept his distance, underscoring apparent divisions between Washington and Seoul.  John Yang gets two views from former State Department officials Anthony Ruggiero and Frank Jannuzi.

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