Iran, Health Care— and Smoking: Takeaway Roundtable

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

When President Obama spoke to the nation yesterday he touched on everything from the ongoing political turmoil in Iran to health care here at home to his trouble quitting smoking. These are issues that affect communities all over the country, so we're checking in with some of our partner stations this morning to help us take the pulse of America. The Takeaway is joined by Jerome Vaughn, news director at WDET in Detroit, Joshua Johnson, anchor with WLRN Miami Herald News, and Marc Steiner who hosts the Marc Steiner show on WEAA in Baltimore.


Joshua Johnson, Marc Steiner and Jerome Vaughn


Noel King and Molly Webster

Comments [2]


it's legal. leave him alone. He's an adult, and he knows the health risks. Obama isn't breaking laws by smoking, and neither am I. Reporters, just leave it alone!

Jun. 24 2009 09:17 AM

i smoked a pack a day for more than 20 years. i quit smoking at least a dozen times before i finally managed to quit for good in 1999. it's a hard habit to break and i don't envy the president trying to accomplish it with so much stress on his plate.

Jun. 24 2009 08:32 AM

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