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NBC Hostage Drama 'Crisis' Takes Viewers On A Rare TV Trip

The show's season-long crime story follows a busload of kids whose field trip gets detoured by kidnappers. Critic David Bianculli says it could wind up being just as good — and intense-- as 24.

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In Digestion: Mary Roach Explains What Happens To The Food We Eat

With books like Stiff and Spook, Roach has built a reputation for making unpalatable subjects entertaining. In Gulp, she tackles the human digestive system, from the mouth on down.

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