In a lively conversation with Scott Simon for the public TV series Backstage With ..., Tom Hanks took on the perils — and pleasures — of fame. An hourlong version of the interview will be broadcast in January 2010 on many PBS stations.
Mexican workers shout slogans during a strike at Volkswagen's plant in Puebla, Mexico, in August. About 9,000 workers went on strike after pay negotiations collapsed, and many employees have since been placed on half-time shifts.
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