The Beat with Ari Melber

By Ari Melber, MSNBC

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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night. 

Episode Date
Stephen Miller’s America: Trump’s aide behind splitting families

The humanitarian crisis created by Trump has engulfed his presidency as he defends separating migrant children from their parents at the border (0.00). Ari Melber examines the role of Stephen Miller in creating Trump’s immigration policy that is now separating families at the border (15.45). Former CIA Director John Brennan tells Ari Melber that Trump's policy causing family separation has "tremendous implications for national security" and comments on a new report that Trump has overseen 5 times as many lethal drone strikes as Obama (27.10). Chris Hayes joins The Beat live from outside of a migrant detention center in McCallen Texas (35.10), plus Giuliani confirms the FBI asked him about bombshell 2016 leaks (40.25).

Jun 19, 2018
Chilling: New audio of screaming children shows effect of Trump policy

New audio obtained by Pro Publica captures children crying for help after being separated from their parents, under Trump's orders (0.00). Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone is now saying he forgot to disclose a metting with a Russian who was offering "dirt" on Hillary Clinton (16.30) and Ari Melber speaks with two producers who worked on Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new album (26.30). Senator Kamala Harris joins The Beat to explain why she's calling for the resignation of DHS Secretary Nielsen and responds to the new audio of children screaming for their parents (37.45). Plus, new details emerge of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's first weekend in jail (44.13).

Jun 19, 2018
Exclusive: Ari talks NFL protests, racism in the Trump era & music in an extended discussion with Hot 97 DJs Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez

In a special edition of “The Beat” Ari Melber speaks with hosts from Hot 97, the no. 1 hip hop radio in New York. The hosts debate the biggest stories in politics and hip hop, including Trump’s obsession with rap artists and how hip hop music responds to American issues like gun violence and criminal justice. Ebro breaks down the controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national album, noting the acceptance of black men using “their bodies to entertain" but not to advocate for their communities.  

Jun 17, 2018
Proof: Trump is lying about why migrant children are being separated from parents

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is sent to jail before trial in the Russia probe after Mueller alleges witness tampering (0.00) and Ari Melber breaks down the proof that Trump is lying about his child migrant policy when he says it was a law introduced by Democrats (25.15). It's Fallback Friday on The Beat with radio legends Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia and AJR's Adam Met (35.55). Plus, Trump brushes off his new praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "sarcasm" (41.45)

Jun 16, 2018
Special Interview with investigative journalist Seymour Hersh

Investigative Journalist Seymour Hersh, who broke key stories relating to abuse of power and reported on the Watergate scandal in the Nixon era, discusses Trump, the Russia probe and how journalists should approach covering Trump as we enter a “brand new Watergate”.  

Jun 07, 2018