Tuesday

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Politics

'Angler' Takes Measure Of Cheney's Influence

Dick Cheney is arguably one of the most powerful vice presidents in American history, but much of his work is done behind the scenes. In his new book, Angler, journalist Barton Gellman details the forty-year political career of Bush's second in command.

'Angler' Takes Measure Of Cheney's Influence

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Lipstick On Your Choler (Or: Did You Call Me a Pig?)

When Barack Obama trotted out a well-worn, folksy phrase about cosmetics and swine, the political world developed a sudden rash. Linguist Geoff Nunberg asks what all the shouting was about.

Lipstick On Your Choler (Or: Did You Call Me a Pig?)

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Monday

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Books

Geoffrey Canada: 'Whatever It Takes' To Teach Kids

Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children's Zone, and New York Times journalist Paul Tough discuss the project, an audacious integrated poverty-eradication effort in New York City.

Geoffrey Canada: 'Whatever It Takes' To Teach Kids

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Remembrances

'Infinite Jest' Author David Foster Wallace

The novelist and essayist was found dead in his home Sept. 12, reportedly a suicide. Fresh Air remembers him with an interview first aired in 1997, the year he won the MacArthur Foundation's "genius" grant.

'Infinite Jest' Author David Foster Wallace

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Friday

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Arts & Life

The Wild World Of Maurice Sendak

Author Maurice Sendak celebrates his 80th year on Sept. 15 with a benefit in Manhattan. In addition to penning the children's classics, Where The Wild Things Are and In The Night Kitchen, Sendak has written, designed and produced several operas and ballets.

The Wild World Of Maurice Sendak

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Music Articles

B.B. King On Life And The Blues

Blues legend B.B. King's 60-year career has included a string of hits, including You Know I Love You, Bad Luck and The Thrill Is Gone. He has received many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Grammy and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

B.B. King On Life And The Blues

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Movies

'Burn' Notice: Losers Losing, And No One Cares

Joel and Ethan Coen's new black comedy sets its dim-bulb characters careening through a blackmail-and-infidelity plot. The cast is top notch, but the directors seem so little invested, they might as well be on autopilot.

'Burn' Notice: Losers Losing, And No One Cares

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Thursday

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Politics

Is This The 'End Of American Exceptionalism'?

Andrew J. Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University and a retired Army colonel, discusses his new book, The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism.

Is This The 'End Of American Exceptionalism'?

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Author Interviews

Thomas Friedman's Argument For 'Geo-Greenism'

Thomas Friedman is a man bent on revolution. In his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist writes about the need for a green revolution — and calls upon Americans to lead the charge.

Thomas Friedman's Argument For 'Geo-Greenism'

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Arts & Life

J.J. Abrams, Life On The 'Fringe'

Lost creator J.J. Abrams discusses his latest television show, Fringe. The show, which Abrams describes as having a "a slight 'Twilight Zone' vibe," focuses on the unnatural occurrences in the world of a brilliant but mentally-unstable research scientist.

J.J. Abrams, Life On The 'Fringe'

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Friday

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On Television

'True Blood,' Tasty New TV From Alan Ball And HBO

The new HBO series centers on a vampire clan living in a small Louisiana town. It's by Alan Ball, creator of the hit series Six Feet Under, and based on a series of novels by Charlaine Harris. Anna Paquin stars.

'True Blood,' Tasty New TV From Alan Ball And HBO

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Thursday

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Election 2008

Checking In From The Republican Convention

The New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick joins us from the Republican Convention in Minneapolis. Kirkpatrick is the author of a series of articles profiling John McCain. He covered the conservative Christian movement during the 2004 election.

Checking In From The Republican Convention

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Wednesday

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