As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Jan. 8, 2021

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Flight 752 anniversary
A year after Iranian missiles took the lives of his wife and daughter — and all the other passengers on Flight PS-752 — our guest says his fight for justice gives him the strength to bear his loss.

Trump 25th amendment
To his amazement, a U.S. law professor finds that his pet constitutional amendment — the 25th — is suddenly being considered as a real possibility to remove Donald Trump from power days before the end of his term. 

Part Two

Capitol security
After the stunning security failures that failed to prevent this week's attack on the U.S. Capitol, we'll ask a former chief of Capitol police what he thinks went wrong. 

Stolen sword returned
A copper sword swiped from a Massachusetts statue returns — solving a 40-year mystery.

Part Three

Montreal homeless curfew
With Quebec's new COVID curfew looming, it's still not clear where thousands of Montrealers without homes are meant to go.

Mardi Gras clarinetist
The pandemic has turned down the volume on Mardi Gras season in New Orleans. But the city is finding ways to keep the spirit alive.

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Sarah Cooper
Katie Geleff
Chris Harbord
Sheena Goodyear
Sarah Jackson
Mehek Mazhar
Matt Meuse
Kevin Robertson
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

Kate Swoger
and Sonya Varma.

Our technician is Reynold Gonsalves. The show director is John McGill.

The writers this week are Chris Howden and Lisa Bryn-Rundle. Austin Webb is our senior producer. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe.

We'd also like to thank some other people who helped us out this week:

Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Paul MacInnis in Ottawa
Laura Antonelli, Andrea Bellemare, Gary Francis, Sinisa Jolic, Varad Mehta, Andrew Nguyen, Samira Mohyeddin, Jonathan Ore, Brandie Weikle and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Jennifer Keene in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.  

As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Good night, and good weekend.