The Issue Is Podcast: An exclusive with Arnold Schwarzenegger

With discussions surrounding race at the forefront of the American psyche, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger opened up to FOX 11’s Elex Michaelson about his own experience immigrating to The US, and his efforts to ensure equal opportunity for all.

Schwarzenegger says the current governor may have re-opened too quickly, although he says it's always very easy to be smart in hindsight.

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He also spoke about Karen Bass as a potential VP candidate and says he had a wonderful working relationship with her.

Finally, he opens up about son-in-law Chris Pratt and becoming a grandfather for the first time.

The Issue Is is a weekly show that airs on FOX 11 Friday nights at 10:30 PM and on several stations throughout California. We take on discussions and debates with top newsmakers about the most controversial and interesting issues impacting the state, hosted by FOX 11’s Elex Michaelson. For showtimes and more information, go to

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The Issue Is Podcast contains the audio from the broadcast and often includes extended interviews of the guests we have on the show. The podcast is available on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Audioboom.

Host Elex Michaelson also co-anchors FOX 11 News weeknights at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Christine Devine. He co-hosts the "FOX 11 Special Report" with Dr. Drew Pinsky weeknights at 7 p.m.