Closer Look: Political Analyst Weighs In On Gov. Kemp’s Predicted Pick For Sen. Isakson’s Seat; The Latest Numbers On Holiday Spending; Zaban Paradies Center Supports Atlanta’s Homless Couples

 U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is resigning.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is resigning.
Credit Alex Brandon / Associated Press file

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on reports from The Carter Center that former President and former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter is back in the hospital, this time for treatment of a urinary tract infection.
  • In other news, it’s election day for voters in  College Park, Doraville, and Smyrna.
  • Finally, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp plans to appoint a new United States Senator tomorrow to fill longtime Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson’s seat, who’s retiring at the end of the month.
  • 03:20: Political analyst Fred Hicks joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to weigh in on the controversy surrounding Governor Kemp’s potential pick for United States Senator Johnny Isakson’s seat.
Political analyst Fred Hicks joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in the studio to weigh in on the controversy surrounding Governor Kemp’s potential pick for United States Senator Johnny Isakson’s seat. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 21:05: From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, Katherine Cullen,  senior director for industry and consumer insights at the National Retail Federation, joins “Closer Look” via Skype to break down the latest numbers on holiday spending.
  • 34:53: The Zaban Paradies Center is the only temporary housing and support service in Atlanta for couples. Linda Davis, board co-chair of Zaban Paradies Paradies Center, Program Director Marc Green and current residents of the center join “Closer Look” in the studio for a conversation about the organization’s mission.
The Zaban Paradies Center is the only temporary housing and support service in Atlanta for couples. Linda Davis, board co-chair of Zaban Paradies Paradies Center, Program Director Marc Green, as well as, Paul and Carol, two current residents of the center, join “Closer Look” in studio for a conversation about the organization’s mission. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.