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November 8th: What's On Today's Show

In the second hour, photographer Annie Leibovitz talks about her new book, Pilgrimage, and the places that have special meaning for her. hide caption

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Undercover In Syria
The U.N. says more than 3,500 people have died in Syria's eight-month cycle of protests and government crackdowns. Residents of Homs, the third largest city in the country, report fierce fighting this week as government forces try to regain control of the city. Few Western reporters have been allowed into the country, so Frontline reporter Ramita Navai went in undercover, as a tourist. Neal Conan talks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about the latest developments in Syria and the limited options available to the U.S. to intervene, and with Ramita Navai, about what she witnessed for the Frontline documentary, Syria Undercover.

Remembering Joe Frazier
Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier died Monday night at the age of 67, just a month after being diagnosed with liver cancer. "Smokin' Joe," as he was called, was known for his powerful left hook that knocked down Muhammad Ali in the 1971 Fight of the Century at Madison Square Garden. Host Neal Conan talks with boxing analyst Bert Sugar, co-author of The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists about Frazier's career and his legacy.

Where You Find Renewal
Photographer Annie Leibovitz is famous for her portraits of celebrities: The iconic photo of John Lennon curled around Yoko Ono, and the Vanity Fair cover of a nude and pregnant Demi Moore, among many others. Leibovitz made a career out of capturing people on film, but her latest collection, Pilgrimage, instead turns the camera on a number of places that have special meaning for her — homes and landscapes that prominent people from Charles Darwin and Eleanor Roosevelt to Annie Oakley and Elvis Presley once inhabited. Leibovitz joins host Neal Conan to discuss Pilgrimage, and how the project became a journey of personal and artistic renewal.

Police, GPS And The Limits Of Privacy
Today the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that raises questions about the limits of police searches, personal privacy and the use of new technology in law enforcement. At issue is whether police need a warrant to attach a GPS tracking device to a car to monitor a suspects movements for an indefinite period of time. The case, United States vs. Jones, could have far-reaching implications. Host Neal Conan speaks with a Supreme Court reporter about the case and what's at stake for law enforcement and the American public.