0:00: Rose gives a news brief about today’s funeral services for the nation’s 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush. Leaders from other nations were in attendance at the Washington National Cathedral. In a rare setting, along with current President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, all four living former presidents were together. Former President George W. Bush, son of George H.W. Bush, gave the eulogy for his father.
3:55: The Higher Education Government Relations Conference begins today in Atlanta. The focus? “Delivering Results Amid Change, Uncertainty, and Polarization.” WABE reporter Martha Dalton joins us to talk more about this year’s conference.
9:53: Voters went to the polls yesterday to decide the winner in two statewide elections that went to run-offs — Secretary of State and a seat on the Public Service Commission. Republican candidates in both races claimed victory and both Democratic challengers have conceded. We get a recap and analysis of the results with Greg Bluestein, political reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Fred Hicks, political strategist and founder and president of the Hicks Evaluation Group.
23:07: Republican Bran Raffensperger is Georgia’s new Secretary of State-elect. We speak with him about his plans when he takes office in January.
31:17: Author and sports journalist Mitch Albom talks about the sequel to his best selling “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” with his latest book, “‘The Next Person You Meet in Heaven”.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Grace Walker.