17 episodes

"Facing Forward" brings weekly conversations about the tectonic shifts in our world and how they impact every American. With a focus on the economy, "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan asks the tough questions of key business and political leaders, CEOs, and economists to get answers about how the fallout and recovery affects you, your family, and your future.

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    • 4.7 • 103 Ratings

"Facing Forward" brings weekly conversations about the tectonic shifts in our world and how they impact every American. With a focus on the economy, "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan asks the tough questions of key business and political leaders, CEOs, and economists to get answers about how the fallout and recovery affects you, your family, and your future.

    Listen Now: The Competition

    Listen Now: The Competition

    Every summer for the past seven decades, 50 high school seniors—one from every state—descend on Mobile, Alabama to take part in one of the country’s most lucrative scholarship competitions for teen girls. 




    The Competition takes you behind the scenes of the Distinguished Young Women (DYW) program, and follows seven girls as they experience the highs and lows of competing for two weeks, away from home and under the most high-stress circumstances. Some girls enter for the money, some for prestige. All of them are used to being the best and the brightest. But only one will walk away with the top prize.




    Host Shima Oliaee (Dolly Parton’s America, Pink Card) was Nevada’s contestant in 2001. More than 20 years later, she returns to Alabama as a judge. What can two weeks with 50 of the country’s most ambitious teens tell us about girlhood in America?




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    • 7 min
    Carolina Herrera Creative Director Wes Gordon

    Carolina Herrera Creative Director Wes Gordon

    After a year of going virtual -- from meetings to book clubs, cocktail parties to weddings, Wes Gordon, Creative Director of Carolina Herrera, discusses what post-pandemic fashion will look like.

    • 26 min
    IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

    IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

    The global economy is set to expand at the fastest pace in decades, fueled by vaccinations and government stimulus. But the International Monetary Fund is warning of an unequal recovery. IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath talks with Margaret Brennan.

    • 24 min
    Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

    Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

    Ken Burns and Lynn Novick talk about living through one of the most fraught moments in U.S. history and filmmaking during the pandemic.

    • 30 min
    IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond

    IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond

    IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond previews the summer blockbuster season, telling Margaret Brennan about the films he's excited to see and why he thinks droves of moviegoers will be back in theaters in the coming months.

    • 20 min
    Bridgewater Associates Founder Ray Dalio

    Bridgewater Associates Founder Ray Dalio

    Ray Dalio talks about his thoughts on how to turn around an America that is deeply divided and in so much debt.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

luluoneof6 ,

lulu

Margaret Brennan is an excellent unbiased reporter. Who asks intelligent timely tough questions of both sides of the aisle. She is well informed on the topics and as in all her reports on Face the nation, from the State department and in commentary during elections does an excellent job. This podcasts is more of her excellence.

Ohio Vick ,

Podcast 4/2/21 Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Awesome podcast. Always been a fan of Ken Burns’ documentaries & series. Very interesting interview - a behind the scenes of their work. Thank you!

JaxMcD ,

Exceptional Journalsim

Margaret excels with all of her reporting assignments and show hosting responsibilities. Facing Forward podcasts are a wonderful platform to delve deeper into a subject and once again Margaret nails it. She is the perfect fit for the Face the Nation brand. I expect we will see Margaret in her current role for a long time unless Norah O’Donnell decides to move on to something else.

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