Political Season 2012; Robert Massie; Adam Gopnik

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Monday 01/02/2012

In the first show of the new year, journalists Matthew Dowd, John Harris, Charlie Cook, and Kay Henderson discuss the upcoming political season and Republican candidates. Historian Robert Massie gives insight into the fascinating life of Catherine the Great, the ambitious Empress of Russia, which he recounts in his latest biography, "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman." Adam Gopnik, author of "The Table Comes First," talks about the ways in which food defines us individually and culturally.