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Leo Duran

Associate Producer

Leo Duran appears in the following:

The sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"There are people all around the world who can recite it by heart."
— John Hockenberry

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Economy and film

Friday, October 24, 2008

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A Time for Burning

Monday, October 20, 2008

In the 1966 film A Time for Burning, the burgeoning civil rights movement hit a dead end with the integration of a Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. The Takeaway talks with filmmaker Bill Jersey and subject Ernie Chambers about their experiences and what lessons the film holds for the 2008 election.

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The campaigns and the war of witty words

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

In last night’s political debate, did McCain or Obama put lipstick on another barnyard animal? The Takeaway talks with linguist James Geary about political aphorisms, and which candidate won the war of witty words.

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Does Apple have a lock on Web TV?

Friday, September 12, 2008

NBC shows are back on the air at iTunes after being unavailable for nearly a year. What does this mean for the free content available on Hulu? The Takeaway talks to Wired Magazine’s Nancy Miller about what this business deal means about the future of the small screen on the even smaller one.

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The sport of politics and protest

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

When it comes to sports, fans and non-fans might see it as a nothing more than a form of entertainment, but in the hands of sports writer Dave Zirin it’s anything but. In his new book, "A People’s History of Sports in the United States," Zirin points out that it is often in the boxing ring, or on the court where the societal conflicts of the day are played out literally and figuratively. Zirin joins the Takeaway for a conversation on sports, politics and American history.

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Why don’t you want to be my neighbor anymore?

Friday, August 22, 2008

PBS is rolling back broadcasts of the children's television series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," which stopped airing in 2001. But for some cardigan-wearing fans young and old, this is not a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

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Video: The iconic TV news moments the Emmys missed

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

For this year’s Emmy’s, the Academy is asking people to vote online for their most memorable television moments – either in comedy or drama. But what about news and other reality TV? At The Takeaway, we’re also head first into news and love these moments, so here’s our own category: most memorable “unscripted” television moments.

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A looming fuel crisis leads to a boon for North Dakotans

Friday, August 01, 2008

There’s an oil boom in North Dakota, and the wealth under ground is creating millionaires.

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Do you feel like Big Brother is watching you?

Thursday, July 31, 2008

You watch reality TV shows, but what if you thought your whole life was one? Psychiatrist Joel Gold say he's begun treating a set of new symptoms, "The Truman Show delusion," in which people think their entire existence is being televised in secret.

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Who’s the incumbent? Not me!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

In Florida, voters may be scratching their heads trying to figure out which political candidate is the new guy, and which one’s in office now. The Takeaway talks with political consultant Roger Austin, who explains that for some incumbent politicians, the taboo phrase of this campaign season is, “re-elect.”

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Wordies compete in the National SCRABBLE Championship

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The best players in the country are at the National SCRABBLE Championship in Orlando, Florida, this week as the game celebrates its 60th birthday.

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How to »POOF« disappear

Monday, July 28, 2008

Two men have reappeared after disappearing for years... despite not going far from home. One, Radovan Karadzic, a Serbian war criminal, and the other, John Darwin, a British man looking to escape debt. How does one disappear? The Takeaway talks with a privacy expert.

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The X-Files’ XX factor

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ironman and Batman. Both are summer box-office heroes but neither is a woman. With the arrival of The X-Files’ Special Agent Dana Scully to the big screen Friday, that's set to change. Scully reminds us there are female protagonists who aren’t interested in Manolo Blahniks.

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SOS! (Save our Starbucks!)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Starbucks seem to be everywhere, but for some communities, getting one means your town has "made it." That’s why, when the company announced the closing 5 percent of its stores across the nation earlier this month, some cried out, “Save our Starbucks!” The Takeaway talks with Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel about the campaign to keep them open.

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Berlin + Barack = Love?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks in the heart of downtown Berlin, the city that was once the symbol of the Cold War divide. The Takeaway talks to Berliner Bjoern Kolle for a look at how the city has changed and how it views America’s presidential race.

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The X-Men reach a not-so-uncanny milestone: a 500th issue

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The 500th issue of The Uncanny X-Men goes on sale this week, 45 years after Stan Lee and Jack Kirby debuted the mutants Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman.

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The House’s hopeful plan for the housing crisis

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are scheduled to take up a proposed bailout of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It’s a bill that has President Bush and congressional Democrats seeing eye-to-eye.

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The Takeaway Mixer: 2 parts host and 1 part cocktail expert

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This week, The Museum of the American Cocktail opens in New Orleans, home of the Sazerac. The Takeaway downs a few shots of wisdom from museum curator Ted Haigh.

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The Big Mac Chant-Off: How to sing happy birthday to a burger

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happy Birthday, Big Mac. The McDonald’s signature burger turns 40 this year and the company has asked MySpace users for their own take on the iconic song. The Takeaway talks about the different ways you can sing two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun. Also online, view video of classic food jingles.

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