‘Meet the Press’ Episode Guide (Aug. 24): Rand Paul; Ferguson and Race Relations; The Rise of ISIS

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‘Meet the Press’ Episode Guide (Aug. 24): Rand Paul; Ferguson and Race Relations; The Rise of ISIS

“Meet the Press” (08/24/14) – NBC News accompanied Sen. Rand Paul to Guatemala on his first international medical mission to perform eye surgery on people in need. This week’s guest moderator, Chris Jansing, asked him about his political motivations for the trip in addition to other issues including immigration, health care, education, 2016 politics, Hillary Clinton and the situation in Ferguson.

The Rise of ISIS: In the aftermath of the execution of James Foley, how will the U.S. government respond to the growing threat of ISIS? Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) appears on the program to discuss.

ISIS Panel: How can the U.S combat ISIS? What is the future of U.S. involvement in Iraq? Joining the discussion include Amb. Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the United States; Richard Engel, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent; and Helene Cooper, White House Correspondent, New York Times

The Future of Ferguson and Race Relations: As the violence declines, what is the future for the citizens of Ferguson as the investigation continues into the shooting of Michael Brown? Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) talks with Chris Jansing.

The Racial Divide in America: As he prepares to give the eulogy at Michael Brown’s funeral, Rev. Al Sharpton will discuss the racial divide in both Ferguson and the across the nation.

Political Roundtable: President Obama’s leadership is tested on two fronts this week: the events in Ferguson, Missouri and the brutality displayed by ISIS fighters in the Middle East. Are the White House’s actions making enough of an impact? Plus, looking ahead to 2016: Will the legal troubles facing some potential presidential candidates hurt their chances?

This week’s roundtable guests include Gwen Ifill, Co-Anchor, PBS NewsHour; David Ignatius, Columnist, Washington Post; Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta; and Michael Gerson, Op-Ed Columnist, Washington Post

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