The Goldwater Rule was put in place by the American Psychological Association in 1964. It says it's unethical for psychiatrists to give a professional opinion about public figures they have not examined.
The rule was implemented after 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater won a lawsuit against Fact magazine for publishing the results of a poll asking psychiatrists whether the candidate was fit to be president. They thought him unfit. Today, some psychiatrists are ready to buck the rule and proclaim President Trump a danger to society.
Also this hour: Do you really have to tell someone you're smart when you're smart?
Lastly, the #MeToo Golden Globes.
- Bandy X. Lee - Assistant clinical professor in law and psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She edited The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.
- James Fallows - National correspondent for The Atlantic. His latest book, co-written with wife Deborah Fallows, is called Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. The book will be out in May.
- Roger Catlin - Former Hartford Courant television critic, currently a freelance writer in D.C. for the Washington Post and Smithsonian Magazine.com, among other places. Writes daily about television at rogercatlin.com
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.