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In This New Year, Is It Time To Nix The Thank-You Letter?
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WNYC staff in generator-powered newsroom watch President Obama speaking from the White House about Sandy. (L-R) Reporter Brigid Bergin, Brian Lehrer, producer Javier Guzman (back to camera), host Richard Hake, host Lance Luckey, and VP-News Jim Schachter. WNYC hide caption

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