What's Ahead in 2008

On this last day of 2007, rather than look back at the year that was, All Things Considered is getting a jump on events to come in 2008.

There are the biggies of course: the U.S. presidential election in the fall and the summer Olympics in Beijing. And there are a host of other milestones and commemorations to note.

Melissa Block asks why 2008 has been designated "The Year of the Potato." She'll chat with a color expert about next year's "it" color, find out what the night sky has in store for curious star-gazers, and check in with an Abraham Lincoln impersonator who has his work cut out for him — because 2008 marks the beginning of the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth.

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