President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan into law on March 11, 2021.

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan into law on March 11, 2021.

In his first prime time address to the country, President Biden told Americans that after a year of suffering, there’s reason to believe better days are coming soon. He promised that all adults would be eligible for the vaccine by May 1st, and he said people may be able to hold small gatherings to celebrate the Fourth of July.

The speech came hours after Biden signed a massive 1.9 trillion dollar Covid-19 relief package – his first signature accomplishment fifty days into his presidency.

To talk about the speech, how the first six weeks have gone for the new administration, and what Biden’s next priorities might be, Diane spoke with James Fallows.

He’s staff writer at The Atlantic. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the 2018 book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which was a national best seller and is the basis of a HBO documentary which will be released next month.

Guests

  • James Fallows Staff writer, The Atlantic; he and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the new book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America

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