Season 8

Episode Guide

7/14: The Takeout: Rep. Adam Smith

S8 E28
Jul 15, 2024
For this edition of "The Takeout," Major Garrett sits down with Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, who is one of several House Democrats to publicly call for President Biden to drop out of the 2024 race. Smith discusses the need for a new candidate, and how Vice President Kamala Harris could steer American optimism in a positive direction.

7/7: The Takeout: Dr. Anthony Fauci

S8 E27
Jul 7, 2024
Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about the pandemic, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and how his career in public health helped shape his new memoir, "On Call."

6/30: The Takeout: Steven Brill

S8 E26
Jul 1, 2024
Author and journalist Steven Brill joins "The Takeout" to discuss the real-world dangers of disinformation and his work to combat it. Brill discusses the importance of distinguishing fact from opinion, and whether truth can win out in the modern media landscape.

6/23: The Takeout: Gene Sperling

S8 E25
Jun 24, 2024
Senior adviser to President Biden Gene Sperling talks about the causes of inflation and possible solutions, economic perceptions versus reality and how the economy factors into the upcoming election.

6/16: The Takeout: Steve Coll

S8 E24
Jun 17, 2024
Author and journalist Steve Coll talks about the complicated relationship between the U.S. government and Saddam Hussein, and how events in 1979 shaped future events like the Sept. 11 attacks and the Iraq war.

6/9: The Takeout: Zeke Hernandez

S8 E23
Jun 10, 2024
Zeke Hernandez, author of "The Truth About Immigration: Why Successful Societies Welcome Newcomers," joins "The Takeout" to discuss the benefits of immigration and common misconceptions. Hernandez explains how immigration has led to increased community investment and innovation in America.

6/2: The Takeout: Frank Fahrenkopf

S8 E22
Jun 3, 2024
Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, joins The Takeout to discuss procedure, moderators & historical importance of presidential debates. The commission faces an uncertain future as tentative 2024 debates remain unsanctioned.

5/26: The Takeout: Brody and Luke Mullins

S8 E21
May 27, 2024
For this edition of "The Takeout," Major Garrett sits down with authors Brody and Luke Mullins to discuss their new book, "The Wolves of K Street." The book argues that decades of lobbying members in Congress has not resulted in decisions benefitting the general public.

5/19: The Takeout: Craig Whitlock

S8 E20
May 20, 2024
For this edition of "The Takeout," Major Garrett sits down with author and Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock. His new book details the rise and fall of former contractor "Fat Leonard," and his role in one of the most controversial scandals in U.S. military history.

5/12: The Takeout: Rep. Jasmine Crockett

S8 E19
May 13, 2024
Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett joins Major Garrett to discuss her role as a freshman House Representative. Rep. Crockett discusses Marjorie Taylor Greene's efforts to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson, plus top-of-mind issues such as immigration, the war in Gaza and protests on American college campuses.

5/5: The Takeout: David Sanger

S8 E18
May 5, 2024
Journalist and author David Sanger joins Major Garrett to discuss his new book "New Cold Wars: China's Rise, Russia's Invasion, and America's Struggle to Defend the West," which details the myriad of challenges the U.S. faces in positioning itself as the leader of the free world amid conflicts around the globe.

4/28: The Takeout: Ali Zaidi

S8 E17
Apr 29, 2024
White House Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi joins Major Garrett to discuss the current state of climate policy, electric versus hybrid vehicles, and the role the U.S. plays in the conversation about global climate solutions.

4/21: The Takeout: Ro Khanna

S8 E16
Apr 22, 2024
Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna joins The Takeout to discuss President Biden's approach to immigration, the economy & conflict in the Middle East. Khanna talks Biden's outlook in the 2024 election, America's electoral future & a teacher who inspired him.

4/14: The Takeout: Lisa Cornwell

S8 E15
Apr 15, 2024
Author and former Golf Channel broadcaster Lisa Cornwell talks to Major Garrett about her book, "Troublemaker," detailing her experience at the network. They discuss the state of the PGA compared to the LPGA.

Garrett, Vigliotti talk about climate change

S8 E14
Apr 7, 2024
CBS correspondent and author Jonathan Vigliotti joins The Takeout to discuss his new book "Before It's Gone," about how climate change is impacting small towns due to their lack of infrastructure and financial resources. He focuses on how communities rebuild after climate-related disasters and what lessons can be learned from their resilience.

3/31: The Takeout: Brian Knappenberger

S8 E13
Mar 31, 2024
For this edition of "The Takeout," Major Garrett speaks to filmmaker Brian Knappenberger about directing the nine-part documentary series, "Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War." The Netflix series offers a comprehensive look at the Cold War and its aftermath. Knappenberger says the aim of his documentary was to reflect and to also explore present-day tensions.

3/24: The Takeout: Ken Block

S8 E12
Mar 25, 2024
Analyst and author Ken Block joins The Takeout to discuss his new book, "Disproven." Block explains his hiring by the Trump campaign to search for voter fraud, his fact-driven investigation into claims of voter fraud and where the claims may have come from.

3/17: The Takeout: Julie Su

S8 E11
Mar 17, 2024
Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su joins The Takeout to discuss her role in protecting workers' rights in America. Su discusses challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of artificial intelligence in the workforce and job creation during President Biden's time in the White House.

3/10: The Takeout: Anthony Mason

S8 E10
Mar 11, 2024
CBS News' Anthony Mason joins Major Garrett on The Takeout to discuss his career beginnings & transition from covering business to music. Anthony discusses building trust with some of the world's most famous artists, the ever-changing music business, and his experience writing a song.

3/3: The Takeout: Joe Klein and John Ellis

S8 E9
Mar 4, 2024
For this edition of "The Takeout," Major Garrett speaks to political analysts and hosts of the "Night Owls" podcast, Joe Klein and John Ellis. Ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries, the trio discuss all things politics, from President Biden's age, to the war in Gaza, to the happenings on the 2024 campaign trail.

2/25: The Takeout: Rep. Patrick McHenry

S8 E8
Feb 25, 2024
North Carolina Republican Congressman and House Financial Services Chairman Patrick McHenry joins Major Garrett for this week's episode of "The Takeout" to discuss House Speaker Mike Johnson and the divide in the House over funding for Ukraine.

2/18: The Takeout: NSC cyber advisor Anne Neuberger

S8 E7
Feb 18, 2024
For this edition of "The Takeout," Major Garrett sits down with Anne Neuberger, the White House's deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology. They discuss the threat of attacks from Russian cyber criminals on vulnerable systems such as hospitals and schools. She details actions the U.S. government is taking to stop such attacks, as well as the benefits and pitfalls of artificial intelligence.

2/11: The Takeout: Adrian Fontes & Scott Schwab

S8 E6
Feb 11, 2024
Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab discuss the impact of misinformation on election workers in their states. They also discuss the applicability of the 14th Amendment and whether or not Trump should be on the 2024 presidential ballot.

2/4: The Takeout: Samantha Power

S8 E5
Feb 4, 2024
USAID administrator Samantha Power talks about the history of America's global humanitarian efforts and the importance of Ukraine's success in its fight against Russia. Power discusses the U.S.' decision to freeze UNRWA funding, also the challenge of assisting civilians in Gaza.

1/28: The Takeout: Michael Kirk

S8 E4
Jan 28, 2024
Documentarian Michael Kirk joins Major Garrett for this week's edition of "The Takeout" to discuss his upcoming PBS FRONTLINE documentary, "Democracy on Trial." Kirk reflects on his reporting about the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol and the criminal cases against former President Donald Trump for the documentary. He also talks about Trump's influence on the Republican Party and the 2024 presidential election.

1/21: The Takeout: Rapper Fat Joe

S8 E3
Jan 21, 2024
Rapper Fat Joe joins Major Garrett for this week's edition of "The Takeout" to discuss his work with the nonprofit organization Power to the Patients as well as his recent lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and how he's trying to convince lawmakers to take on rising health care costs in the U.S.

1/14: The Takeout: Pennsylvania Sen. Casey

S8 E2
Jan 14, 2024
For this edition of "The Takeout," Major Garrett speaks to Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey. A member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Casey discusses the importance of transparency on Capitol Hill among lawmakers and the funding fight for Ukraine and Israel aid.

1/7: The Takeout: Dr. Jerome Adams

S8 E1
Jan 7, 2024
For this edition of "The Takeout," Major Garrett speaks to Dr. Jerome Adams, who served as surgeon general under former President Donald Trump. Adams discusses his takeaways from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the consequences of mixing politics and public health. His new book "Crisis and Chaos" tackles the importance of communicating accurate medical information to a skeptical public.