A special hourlong presentation celebrates Joel Weisman’s 40th anniversary as host – and his final appearance at the helm of the show he helped create. “For four decades, Fridays have always been my favorite day of the week,” he says.

A little more than eight years ago, Barack Obama gave his presidential acceptance speech in Grant Park. Tuesday, he’ll bookend his presidency with a much anticipated farewell address at McCormick Place.

David Axelrod has had a long and storied career as a political consultant. His new memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics covers not just his time working for President Obama in the White House, but also delves into his personal struggle in dealing with his father's death, his early career, and family life. Axelrod joins us to discuss his work and political musings.

Obama campaign guru David Axelrod joins us to talk about the president's second term, and his new role at the University of Chicago.

Former Chicago Public Radio host Steve Edwards talks about his switch from broadcasting to a new gig at the University of Chicago.

David Axelrod

President Obama's longtime political strategist will head a new Institute of Politics at The University of Chicago. Elizabeth Brackett talks with David Axelrod about this new project, and the presidential campaign.

Bill Daley

There is more fallout today from Presidential Chief of Staff Bill Daley's decision to step down. We have reaction from the mayor and Obama chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod.

David Axelrod, Image Credit: WhiteHouse.gov

David Axelrod was a key architect behind President Barack Obama's historic 2008 campaign. We talk to writer Daniel Libit about one of the most successful political strategists Chicago has ever produced.