I’ve been listening to (and watching!) Shields & Brooks for decades going back to Shields & Gerson, Shields & Gergen, Brooks & Marcus, and beyond. I’m unable to simply listen to their voices. I must see the expressions and interactions between Judy and her guests for this segment.
For me, these expressions (David’s “smiles”, Mark’s gestures, and more) are a critical part of my understanding of these contentious issues of significance to our nation. Without it, I’m left feeling empty and anxious.
Please offer an alternative VIDEO version of this segment. I watch and listen to Rachel Maddow nightly on just such a podcast offering video and audio alternatives.
Otherwise, I will refrain from using the podcast and will go to YouTube or other streaming sources.