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keys in sojourners magazine about race and the state of evangelicalism. and later, tim graham with the media research center joins us to discuss the media and its coverage of president trump. ♪ when congress returns next week, the house will vote on the reauthorizing the federal aviation administration. that agency yesterday imposed tougher safety inspections after the engine failure and explosion in a southwest flight last week resulted in a first passenger fatality since 2009. good morning and welcome to "washington journal" protest saturday, april 21, 2018. will start by asking you about air safety in particular. is there more that the federal government can do, if your experience with air safety as well?
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in fact, we will open the phone lines to hear from you frequent travelers for your line is (202) 748-8000. for all others, (202) 748-8001. we also invite you to join the conversation on our facebook page and send us a tweet @cspanwj. we would love to hear your fly and experiences -- flogging experiences in terms of safety. we will start by looking at the first page sec. sanders: of the -- of the "wall street journal," george h.w. bush and his o, at the st. maarten's church. headline -- "the bushes prepared to visit a final farewell to the former first lady." to our topic first thing this morning, the headline in the "wall street journal" saying the
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up safety rules. calling for more images to be scrutinized on a faster time to bring them -- faster timetable than previously requested. host: this is the "wall street journal" this morning. i want to take a look -- we mention this was the first airline passenger fatality since 2009.
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here's a look, national transportation safety board figures, and this does not include of course the 9/11 fatalities. corporate airlines, 11 fatalities october 2004. chalks ocean airways, december 2000 5, 18 fidelity's. comair august 2000 6, 47 --alities, and cold in air colgan air, february 2000 9, 45 italics. what can, what should the federal government to four additional air safety? let's hear from daniel first on our others line. good morning, daniel. caller: i think the government should promote, as it already is, new designs for aircraft. the engine on the side of the fuselage pretty much makes no sense. the engine should be behind the fuselage so if it breaks up,
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nothing happens and the usual us can glide down. discharged andbe some kind of flotation device. the fuselagesend safety. the current design, adam smith come ironically, because it is mechanics,ted with adam smith so that when people do a job and they do the same job over and over and over, they become stupid. they quit looking at the bigger that is kind of what happened because of economics with the airline industry and a little but the auto industry. you can see now with electric cars and auto driving cars that that is changing. so it is a mix of economics, a mix of technology. host: there certainly are, daniel, people, and in the aerospace field, if you look at spacex and things like that, why
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do you think we haven't seen some of the innovation you're talking about in the aviation field, particularly in the commercial aviation? probably come again, because of economics. after aople are going big prize, being able to harvest things like asteroids and stuff like that. that is a connected issue. those people, if they saw an economic reward, would probably redesign the airplane altogether. way many different ways to fly in the air than jumping into a hollow tube with voters on the sides of it. host: daniel, appreciate your comments. we welcome your thoughts, too, as we hear from you on aviation safety, what more the government can do. (202) 748-8000 for frequent travelers. (202) 748-8001 for all others. bill carey joins us. he is with aviation week. avionicsor editor for
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and safety. this order came down from the faa terms of inspections of engines. howbrought his lack -- broad is that? guest: good morning. it is one-time inspections of the incidents within the next 20 days. the faa does expect to follow was another airworthiness directive soon that would be more comprehensive. the european aviation safety an airworthiness directive yesterday as well as an emergency airworthiness directive that requires repetitive inspections of fan blades on those engines, and both of those directives are based on a service bulletin that the manufacturer, cfm international, released yesterday as well. on the southwest flight
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itself, on the investigation into that incident, how long is that expected to take? guest: the ntsb chairman, robert sumwalt, has said it could take anywhere from a year to 15 months. these types of investigations tend to be very complex, and they are treading slowly but carefully to understand what the cause was. host: looking at some of the reporting on this this morning, i have been reading that the mechanic shops across the industry are pretty pressed already with maintenance and other issues. this is a very common engine in the airline industry, isn't it? guest: yes it is. ,ccording to the manufacturer 7bsted us roughly 14,000 56- engines in service.
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it is of course on the boeing 737 nextgen series of aircraft. cfm, the manufacturer, has said ist the highest engines approximately 680 of those, and 150 of those have already been inspected. we showed our audience a look at the most recent figures from passenger fatalities in the u.s., the most recent one being air fatality in 2009. nine years without incident. is that considered a fairly good record for the commercial flight industry? guest: the industry is proud of its justifiably good record. the cargo, the independent association, which represents ups cargo pilots, points out in 2015 there was a crashback cargo flight at him --
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at birmingham shuttleworth airport, and the two crew on that flight unfortunately were killed, so yes, this was the first fatality on a u.s. passenger airline since the colgan tragedy, but there have also been to deaths related to a cargo airline as well. host: the southwest explosion coming along with about the same time as last week, "60 minutes" allegiant air stories, and we have a house vote next week we authorized the faa. any idea if the transportation committee will take the southwest issue in particular or more broadly air safety? guest: i do believe so. there have been calls in congress to conduct periods in the aftermath of the southwest incident and following on top of minutes" report
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on legion air. that report was somewhat dated, and that airline has addressed some of the reports during the project, but they have a higher project on safety during the debate over the faa reauthorization legislation. seniorill carey is the editor for avionics and safety at aviation week. you can follow him at aviationweek.com, or on twitter @carey_bill. thank you for your thoughts. guest: thank you. host: we are asking you what more the government can do for air safety. we're breaking apart the phone lines this way, (202) 748-8000 and foruent travelers
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all others, (202) 748-8001. what do the mechanics think? southwest's own mechanics. a bit more from the article at forbes.com. they write that "whatever ultimately have enough light 1380, it is already clear that mechanicsft organization has believed some time that the low cost carrier takes an ostrich-like head in the sand approach to safety. journal"ago business has obtained an even updated february 20 6, 2018, in which amfa'sstreich, the national director, lays various anxiety about substandard practices. host: that from forbes.com.
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your thoughts, rich, a frequent traveler from florida this morning. go ahead. caller: good morning. professional for 52 years, all accident-free, the safety regulation is unbelievably good, and the fact that we have one incident where somebody got killed since 2009 should be proof enough that we do not need to spend a lot of time talking about it. what we need to do is improve other areas of safety, like trains, cars, and guys, things that really cause harm to us as a society. caller who said it is stupid you have engines alongside the fuselage is not
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understand aerodynamics. safetyway, i did my training with the u.s. navy and just last friday received the right brothers award for 52 years, accident-free. you do not get there without having a few interesting experiences and incidents, but you need to share those interesting incidents, experiences with others, so that they can learn. engine i believe is a very good engine, however, the fact that they do so many cycles with those inches needs to be looked at. -- those engines needs to be at.ed when people make mistakes, instead of punishing people, we need to give them an opportunity to learn from their mistakes, because nobody makes mistakes on purpose that i know of. host: typically, rich, how frequently do you fly? guest: almost daily.
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i am 72 years old, and i still fly. i have been doing in next to the love of my life, next to my wife. host: i appreciate you calling this morning. baltimore springs, florida. we welcome your calls, too. (202) 748-8000 for frequent travelers and (202) 748-8001 for all others. koreaght news on the fronts come on the front page of "northw york times," korea promises to hold nuclear testing."
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host: we will show you a couple by the president -- "north korea has agreed to suspend all tests and close of a major test site. this is very good news for north korea and the world -- but progress. look forward to our summit." north korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
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also will shut down a nuclear test site in the country's northside to prove the value to suspend nuclear tests. progress being made for all." in washington, betty, good morning. caller: good morning. it isalling to see if possible to give our students an opportunity to solve the aviation problem. host: how so? caller: i mean allowing them a pallenge to create or design lanes that they feel will actually be a solution to the problem that we are having. do you think they are up to it? do you think they can do with? -- it? caller: i know they can't it when my grandson was seven years old, he designed it ain't that what absolutely save lives, but he was seven years old at that
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time, but i wish that you would offer this challenge to high school students, because they are always thinking. thinking, soys allow them the opportunity to think about something that would be of great value to people nationwide. host: getting your reaction on thater as well, @cspanwj, is how you sent us a tweet. this is from wild and wonderful "only ones incident a year does not seem to me to prove that the system is not working." do aer "why don't you segment on car rollover safety? watch the youtube videos. they are horrifying." other news from the "washington "a democratic national committee filed a multimillion friday against
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the russian government, the trump campaign, and the wikileaks organization, a leading a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to donald trump." host: an all out assault against our democracy, and found a and active partner in donald trump's campaign, dnc chairman tom perez says in a statement. here is perhaps in the category what more we as flyers, as passengers can do, "wall street journal" reporting this friday
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about the safety training videos. many flyers failed the air mask test. they write that "some passengers aboard southwest flight 1380 did not place oxygen masks overbook their mouth and nose after broke a windows and on the plane at more than 30,000 feet on tuesday, according to images from the flight and passengers on board. flight attendants had to begin helping passengers use masks as they were instructed in a preflight safety briefing, said passenger christopher johnson." carriers and aviation safety bodies have emergency landings, and evacuations given complicated by passengers who do not follow steps laid out in boarding announcements and safety pamphlets. if you will use all moments ago
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from a video that was taken thatd that flight, southwest flight the other day. also to from the "washington post" this morning about the training that goes in for pilots for commercial airlines, and their headline -- what is common, x military pilots are a and commercial airlines. they write southwest airlines captain tammie jo shults personifies a dying breed. "we have part of the aircraft missing, so we will have to slowdown of it, while her craft limped along.
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host: leaving in 1993. sullenberger flew the air before f-4 phantom ii leaving for pacific southwest airlines in 1980. it costs $11 million to train fighter pilots on the latest hardware. according to an air force general. the military has grown increasingly reluctant to let these million-dollar investments walk off into the private sector after a few years. in the late 1980's, writes they "washington post," air force
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pilots were required to serve four years after getting their pilots wings. that number is now 10 years, and the military has tried to get pilots to stay even longer through aggressive bonuses, rather. that is for a 13-year commitment. now most pilots are choosing a civilian education, even though flight time requirements have hours. from 250 to 1500 it can cost as much as $300,000 to attend a private, four-year aviation university, but the returns are immediate -- entry-level copilots earn $30,000 to $50,000 a year, and veterans at major carriers can earn $300,000 or more. that is from the "washington as we ask youning to weigh in. frequent travelers, (202) 748-8000. (202) 748-8001 for all others.
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we would love to hear your experiences in the wake of the southwest flight explosion and the death last week. send us your tweets, too, @cspanwj. former firstthat lady barbara bush will be buried today. her funeral service, rather, will be today, in houston at st. maarten's church. her president, former -- her husband, former president george as. bush, greeting guests they came through the church yesterday. let's just stop and take a moment.
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coverage of the femoral barbara bush coming up today at noon eastern here on c-span. at st. martin's church in houston or this we can our cities tour explores the
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american story as we travel to ashoka mody north carolina to ensure the city's history and literary life. coming up today at 11:15 on booktv, all of our grants from the city will air together in one time block. here is a visit to the childhood home of author thomas wolfe, how growing up in asheville shapes thomas wolfe as a writer. [video clip] bornomas cleese wolf was october 3, 1900 in nashville, north carolina. consider to be north carolina's famous author. you are sitting today in his childhood home, and he immortalized the house in his published, which was in october 1929. biographical
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work. he told some secrets, which you should not do in a small southern time. -- town. the city got desperate from his first book. because one lady that he knew his entire life, is that if he were to come home, she would not interfere. they drug his overgrown carcass across asheville square. host: booktv on c-span3 as we travel to asheville, north carolina, watch the video on all of the cities we have covered on all of our tours on c-span.org /citiestour. ,"re on "washington journal open phones for the next half hour or so. here is how to join the conversation. (202) 748-8000 from republicans. (202) 748-8001 for democrats, and for all others, (202)
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748-8002. open phones, any topic that you're reading about on the news this morning, and in a paper, online. we would love to hear from you. the story we have talked about some this morning, the north korea story, with the headline. we read art of the story earlier today from the "new york times" about north korea, suspending its nuclear tests. times" also writes about the impact of economic sanctions imposed by the u.s. and other countries. the headline says "can sanctions push the north into reforms?" they write that -- "there is growing evidence that the sanctions have begun to bite and bite hard."
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host: that is from the "new york times" this morning on sanctions in north korea. phones,8-8001, open (202) 748-8001 for republican colors. democrats, (202) 748-8000. and for independents and all others, (202) 748-8002. let's hear from michigan and philip on our democrats line. good morning. i cannot believe i got right in. they is a clear lamination
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put on windows that stops bullets. if they put the elimination on just the target line for the jet engines, where the blades cut loose, and then they put a titanium ring right on the jet engine come on the housing part, those are two things that might from goingbullets into the compartment of the plane. as far as that comment about the ntsb, about your train tracks, i have done it myself when i cut my thumb, people will go through the barrier if there is only one barrier in front of you, you're going into the other lane, hugo parallel to the -- you go parallel to the tracks, and they put a double barrier on every single track that has barriers, people will not want to get their car dented, so they will
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sit there until the darn barrier opens up. god bless c-span, and i hope people listen to this information. thank you much. host: we appreciate that, philip. let's go to wanda in maine on our independent line. caller: good morning. thanks for taking my call. host: you bet. caller: i am not too sure about this, but there is a person on the news recently is that people who are turning in their guns after the shooting that went on, he is making garden tools out of them. i would think that guns are made out of a pretty strong metal because of -- with what they are being used for, so my thought is people that do turn in their guns, maybe those should go into the melting pot, you know, to make these jet engines, you know, the metal for these jet engines. it seems like they would be stronger. host: where did you read about this fellow turning his guns into garden tools?
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caller: i do not know if it is a local thing or not, but people are turning the into him, and he is making gardening tools out of the. host: "here on c-span's "washington journal." republicans, (202) 748-8001. democrats, (202) 748-8000. and for all others, (202) 748-8002. in maryland, crystal on our democrats line. caller: actually, i voted republican this time around, but i wanted to call it sure i wanted to address the issue , peoplenald trump complain about how he is constantly using the taxpayer dollars to go to mar-a-lago, and i think it is admirable that he is one of the few precedents that has decided not to take a salary. i just wanted to point that out. host: and the president's favor
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this morning, a piece in the "financial times," the column that robert hardin wrote looking at economic outlook, the world ready to sell for the economic -- "the worldhe prepares itself for the donald trump boom." host: half of the upgrade is due to the global effects of mr. trump's stimulus. the outlook really does look promising -- especially if you
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are an asian exporter. host: a view from the "financial times." this is james next on out republican line, open phones in san diego. caller: i am speaking about the airline safety issue, and that is one fatality or three fatalities in nine years, i would like someone to look at how many deaths are caused by drivers under the age of 21. weapon under own a 21, a long rifle, because of emotional and mental stability, than i do not think they should be able to drive, either. host: back to our story we started with this morning on the southwest accident last week and those inspections ordered. this is the "new york times"
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"southwest's fatal accident prone scrutiny of engine inspections." host: inquiry into, pennsylvania, we hear from robert next up, republican line. , and good phones morning, robert. caller: good morning to you, and my comments are this. now we have all of these young children walking out of school and going to d.c. and demonstrating, and they have all kinds of demonstrations yesterday. now, they are required to go to doool so many days a year they have to make them days of because they walked out? that is one. two, are all of those
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gets aware of the fact that if we did not have guns in this country, this country was not exist -- would not exist. we would still be under english rule. host: here is the reporting from breitbart on part of yesterday's walk -- "no amendment is absolute. organize walkout organizer saye must 'regulate the second amendment'." host: they demanded gun control
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from protesters, dressed legislators and registered voters. march last month international school walkout march 14 of of the anti-gun walk-up protest is being pushed and funded by michael bloomberg's everytown for gun safety. ben is next on our republican line in your, pennsylvania -- york, pennsylvania. caller: hello. host: you are on the air. go ahead. caller: hi. it is unfortunate that the schools and the children are walking out in protest. they have no idea what they're protesting about. they should be protesting how the law enforcement let them down because the fbi let them thatand the police officer
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was outside the school let them by not doing their job. it is unfortunate that they have no idea what they are protesting about. um. it is wonderful that they are speaking up, but they have no idea, because mussolini, who er, and all the other --ple that did not have guns um -- would not -- this is what they wanted. this is how they all came about. we have the strictest gun laws, and the second amendment is set up because our forefathers were smart, because they set it up --t the average american
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anybody and everybody -- as long as you could protect themselves. host: some reaction on twitter to the walkout yesterday. bilking on twitter says this "another student walkout on gun legislation. i am proud of these kits. if elected officials do not start listening, they will not be elected." responding to a previous caller -- "how do we know president trump does not take a salary? refuses to let us see his tax return." if in pennsylvania on our democrat line. go ahead. for taking myyou call. i listened to these been all the time. i is price to get on so quickly. host: glad to have you call it. caller: this is my issue. we need a new rail system. the ones is one of trying to develop something in california, and we need a rail
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system from washington to boston , because it is very old. another president saw a need to build a turnpike across the country. he was a remarkable republican, he did a wonderful thing, but things are breaking down, and we need a new rail system. rations that have billions of dollars that they can find a rail system for this country, and that is my issue. we have got to upgrade, like china and other countries that see the need. i thank you so much for taking my call. host: thank you, ronnie. it is open phones. we go to lisa in shreveport, louisiana on our republican line. caller: thank you for taking my call. i just wanted to say that immediate is very biased, and i
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wanted to ask you -- i looked it up before, but there is a list where you can look and see where all the journalists are really not journalists, they are actually just pundits giving their opinion. all they do is go over the same thing over and over. i could do that job, actually. i think it is really sad how the media has gone solo. i do not care about stormy daniels. airplanecare about the two years ago. it has really gone downhill. that is all it have to say. host: just to let you know, we are focused on that issue, the media coverage of president trump in our final half hour this morning. next call in connecticut. good morning. caller: i just want to address something, the caller who called in to talk about how hillary and andellany -- hitler
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away everybody's guns. this is such a complete lie perpetuated by the gun lobby. it is a historical fact that never happened. i would hope that you would know that, and when people say, if you could just correct them and say you know, that never happened. they did not take away their guns. it took the combined military might of the united states, and otherrance, countries in the british empire to defeat germany. what could one family with a gun do to stop the nazis, if they decided that they wanted to take them away? this is a lie that is being perpetuated. please call people out on this, because you should know that. host: we appreciate you doing that. to kevin in california, republican line. caller: bill, good to see you.
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where i want to talk about is wells fargo bank's $1 billion find that they got slapped on today. i think it is really important to understand trust the banks come of a big banks, with our money, it puts food on our table. it is important that they treat us right and fair. over time, the things that these banks have done, i will give you an example, let's say you have $16 in your bank account, and number one at a mcdonald's for six dollars. now you have two dollars. you deposit $20, and you spend $11 more. the way the banks would calculate that is they would take the two debits, overdrive you, and then put the deposit. they take advantage of people who do these kinds of things for years. then they make fake accounts. you know how i then compares to other banks? how many accounts you have. so they created millions of
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other accounts. i am glad that something is finally being done. host: kevin, have you been or are you a wells fargo customer? caller: i can't, you know, and it drives me crazy. when i walked in with them, it makes me so sick every time i go --o headquarters or whatever to get quarters or whatever, i know i should restructure. i don't have time to do it and finally someone stepped in and said look, you have been taking advantage of people, particularly people who do not have the most money, right, you give overdrafts to the poor people who live paycheck to paycheck. they have the little manipulation -- host: do you think the $1 million fine you pointed out, do you think this will change where you do business? caller: you know, bill, you bring up a great point. i do not know if it will change where i do business because in the big banks -- i think it will get attention. you know maybe they will start their habits.
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if you take a minute to see what these banks have done and how been, the money they have taken, inflated accounts. it is justice for them to clean up their acts. it was a good move. host: kevin, thanks for the call. more of your calls here on "washington journal." april is autism month, and we will focus on that in the next segment to we will take a look at autism in the u.s. with julia bascom and allison ratto. look at even andnalism -- evangelicalism racism with reverend kelly brown douglas in just a bit. ♪
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>> today, live coverage on booktv of the 22nd annual festival of books, starting today at 1:00 p.m. eastern with journalist jorge romo's and his book "stranger: the challenge of a latino immigrant in the trump era." political reporter sarah can see the view frombook " flyover country."
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1:30 eastern, journalist david corn in his book "russian co-authored by michael isikoff. and "when they call you a terrorist: a black lives matter's memoir." and roger simon with his book "i know best: how moral marxism is destroying our republic, if it hasn't already." the l.a. times festival of books live on c-span two's booktv. >> the funeral service for barbara bush is today from saint martin's a physical church -- episcopal church in houston. watch our coverage on c-span and c-span.org or listen on the c-span radio app.
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tuesday, president trump welcomes french president emmanuel macron to the white house for an official state visit. our live coverage begins tuesday with the arrival of the french president and mrs. macron at the white house, and welcoming remarks by the two heads of state. then live coverage of president trump's first state dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. eastern with guest arrivals and dinner toasts. the official state visit of french president emmanuel macron live starting tuesday morning on c-span.org, and on the free c-span radio app. >> "washington journal" continues. host: april is autism must come in here on c-span joining us to take a look at the issue in the u.s. and more broadly, our two guests, julia

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