October 29th Show : Blog Of The Nation More treats than tricks on today's Talk of the Nation -- Political Junkie Ken Rudin's joined by the esteemed Daniel Schorr; two time Pulitzer prize winner John Updike on his new book, The Widows of Eastwick; and Obama supporter Sarah Sewall on the...
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October 29th Show

Well, I've already given you a taste of what to expect from today's Political Junkie segment — yes, some new ads, and certainly a last Junkie look at the campaign. We've got a number of special treats today, too — not just one trivia question, but two! So get ready for that, and resist the urge to Google furiously. Special treat the second? Dan Schorr joins us. Need I say more? Probably not, but I will anyway — his book's out in paperback, which we're using as an excuse to get his take on election '08. Few, if any, political analysts have the long view Dan's got, so listen up.

In our second hour, yet another treat: One of America's most prominent novelists, John Updike. He's got a new book out, The Widows of Eastwick, a follow-up to his best seller The Witches of Eastwick. The ladies are back: Older, single, and less powerful. Sounds like a downer, but Barrie assures me it's quite enjoyable, and she would know. Stay tuned for her take here on the blog around 2pm. Finally, we hear from Obama supporter Sarah Sewall, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Assistance in the Clinton administration, on how her candidate's going to get foreign policy right.