What's on This Episode
World Ch. Schedule : THU 07:30 KST
Date : 2017-08-17
4 Angles Ep.182
100 Days of Pres. Moon Jae-in's Administration
100 days have passed since the inauguration of President Moon Jae-in. Thanks to the administration's faithful implementation of campaign pledges, the public has shown strong trust in his management of state affairs, illustrated by an approval rating in the mid-70s. Policies for a democratic economy including tax hikes for the wealthy and reform of powerful organizations are being swiftly implemented, and change has resulted. The degree of citizens' participation in politics is also changing. We tracked the changes that took place during President Moon Jae-in's first 100 days.
First Lady Kim Jung-sook, the 'Cheerful Jung-sook'
First lady Kim Jung-sook served punch made with fallen fruit to Cheong Wa Dae reporters, and visited Cheongju, hit hard recently by rain damage, to aid in recovery efforts. She is aiding her husband, President Moon Jae-in, by focusing on places where his busy schedule has prevented him from attending to in person. With presence stemming from her bright and cheerful personality, First Lady Kim Jung-sook has even earned the nickname 'cheerful Jung-sook.' We examine how her feel-good actions differ from those of earlier first ladies.
Meeting Rep. Park Ju-min, the 'Sewol Ferry Attorney'
The so-called Citizens' Summons system is being discussed as a way for voters to expel a lawmaker during a term if he or she is not performing to their satisfaction. Representative Park Ju-min, who proposed the bill, is also working on a million-signature petition. Through parliamentary activities reflecting the public will, he has been gaining strong support, even gathering nearly 100 thousand dollars in political contributions in just 4 days last year. What brand of politics does Rep. Park Ju-min aim to practice, having entered the national assembly as the Sewol Ferry attorney? We met to hear from him directly.
Men Who Make Furniture
Men are falling for DIY furniture production. Men in their 30s who tend to spend leisure time with family are constructing furniture for their families. Those in their 50s who had no time for hobbies are finding satisfaction through carpentry post-retirement. Unlike women, who tend to focus on interior design, carpentry for men represents a romantic ideal. They find joy in the production process itself. They even recover a sense of self as they trim the materials and make real the designs they thought up. We met with the men who are spilling sweat to build one-of-a-kind furniture.