Longtime news anchor Tom Brokaw faced fierce backlash for a recent statement he made on Meet the Press that “Hispanics should work harder at assimilation.” In the words of conservative columnist Rich Lowry, Brokaw touched a “third rail of American politics.” And while he did apologize, some didn’t believe it was contrite enough — and wanted more.

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Jon Keller of WBZ News, freelance political columnist Jennifer Braceras, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Dante Ramos of The Boston Globe