On Second Thought For Friday, May 20, 2016
First, we speak with Anthony Mackie, who is currently lighting up the silver screen as Falcon in “Captain America: Civil War.” Mackie’s next role is a completely different heroic challenge. He plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the upcoming HBO film, “All the Way.” Bryan Cranston will star alongside Mackie in the role of Lyndon B. Johnson. The story introduces the two political figures at the height of the Civil Rights movement in a country torn apart by the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Mackie talks with us about diversity in the film industry and what it was like preparing for his new role.
Then, the nationwide debate over transgender bathroom access has made its way to Georgia. A new White House policy states that any school system that denies transgender youths access to the facilities of their choice could lose federal aid as a result. We chat with Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Eric Stirgus about the mandate and what effect it may have on Georgia schools.
We speak to actor Anthony Mackie, who is currently in “Captain America: Civil War” as Falcon. Mackie will also play Martin Luther King Jr. in the upcoming HBO film, “All the Way.” Then we discuss the nationwide debate over transgender bathroom access as it applies to Georgia with AJC reporter Eric Stirgus. Plus, the Breakroom talks tuition for sports and whether our politicians viewing habits matter.
And The Breakroom panel comes together to discuss the week’s news, including using tuition money for college sports and whether the viewing habits of our politicians matter.