FDR's Austerity 'Mistake,' "Friday Night Lights" Goes Dark

The original Friday Night Lights crew, in an NBC publicity photo, from left: Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles), Jason Street (Scott Porter) and Matt Sarasan (Zach Gilford). i i

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The original Friday Night Lights crew, in an NBC publicity photo, from left: Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles), Jason Street (Scott Porter) and Matt Sarasan (Zach Gilford).

The original Friday Night Lights crew, in an NBC publicity photo, from left: Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles), Jason Street (Scott Porter) and Matt Sarasan (Zach Gilford).

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In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, we take a look at the year 1937, and FDR's austerity mistake. Plus, James Fallows on the Eddie Haskell of Congress and Peter Berg on the end of "Friday Night Lights." Also, fantasy writer George R. R. Martin and musician Seun Kuti.

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