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Aug 16, 2017

08/16/2017: The day corporate America broke up with Trump

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CEOs of some of the biggest companies in America have been saying for the past two days they simply had to stay on two White House councils. But after Trump's comments yesterday, more and more of them changed their minds…

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"We make German cars, in America"

Aug 16, 2017
Spartanburg County made a big bet on globalization when they landed a BMW manufacturing facility 25 years ago. Here's what that looks like today.
Inside Assembly North at BMW's Spartanburg manufacturing facility, the biggest BMW factory in the world.
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The CEO advisory council broke up with President Trump

Aug 16, 2017
And then he broke up with them.
President Trump fields questions from reporters about his comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, yesterday at Trump Tower in New York City. With him, from left, are Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
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Do viewers want film and TV to directly confront racism?

Aug 16, 2017
New York Times culture critic Wesley Morris discusses the way race and culture intersect in the aftermath of Charlottesville.
Hundreds of people gather Sunday for a vigil on the spot where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Apple to invest $1 billion in original programming

Aug 16, 2017
Three big words in tech news today: original video content. Apple is reportedly making a big push into the business with a $1 billion plan to stream its own shows on its Apple TV and Apple Music platforms. The tech…

CEOs of some of the biggest companies in America have been saying for the past two days they simply had to stay on two White House councils. But after Trump’s comments yesterday, more and more of them changed their minds and said a seat at the table wasn’t worth it. Finally, President Trump announced via Twitter that he’d be disbanding the councils anyway, thank you very much. We’ll talk about what changed the dynamic between the executive in D.C. and all the rest of them. Then: We told you yesterday about the time BMW took a chance on building a huge factory stateside. Today we’ll look at what happened and talk to the families enjoying the spoils of globalization in our series Trade Off. Finally: We check in with cultural critic Wesley Morris about what people want to watch in these troubled times.

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