SubscribeArrow

Good morning! Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. (Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,247 words, < 5 minutes.)

🎙"Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you." - See who said it and why it matters at the bottom.

Alex Haley's "Roots" miniseries became the most-watched television drama of all-time. Its eighth and final part aired on Jan. 30, 1977, and was seen by 100 million viewers.

Editor's note: We removed an incorrect number from the third story in yesterday's Axios Markets. The CBO forecast called for total debt to approach 98% of GDP, but the estimate was not for $1.8 trillion.