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Lynn Sherr

Correspondent for PBS television

Lynn Sherr appears in the following:

Oscars Countdown: Movies You Have to See and Movies to Skip

Friday, February 26, 2010

A little over a week remains until Oscar night. With ten best picture nominees this year, not to mention a full roster of five animated features (on top of all the other categories), there's not a lot of time to see what's on the ballot. Newsday critic and Takeaway film contributor Rafer Guzman fills us in on which movies are must-sees and which are okay to avoid.

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Militants Kill at Least 18 in Kabul

Friday, February 26, 2010

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near Kabul's shopping center, two more blasts followed. Two of the attackers are said to be shot dead. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that they had deliberately targeted foreign aid workers. The population is concerned that if their own government can't protect the capital, how can they protect the rest of the country? Martin Patience, BBC correspondent joins us from Kabul with more.

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Police Confess to Cover-Up in Katrina Killings

Friday, February 26, 2010

In the nightmarish chaos that ensued after Hurricane Katrina, the city turned to police for order and protection. But on Wednesday, it became evident that trust was violently broken as some New Orleans police officers allegedly acted more like a lawless gang.

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Olympics Takeout: Women's Figure Skating

Friday, February 26, 2010

  • New York Times Olympics editor Jason Stallman joins us for a look ahead to the women's figure skating long program and helps us tally up the total number of medals won by the U.S.

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Good Week/Bad Week: Cleveland Ranks on Forbes' 'Misery Index'

Friday, February 26, 2010

GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK:  Along with our friends at The Week Magazine we’ll give you the score.  Who had a good week?  Who had a bad week?  We found that it was good to be a typo, but a very bad week to be Cleveland, Ohio.

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Fact Checking the Health Care Summit

Friday, February 26, 2010

After long hours of spirited debate, President Obama and Congressional lawmakers failed to reach any substantive compromises on health care legislation. Republicans were clearly frustrated with the president's proposals and repeatedly suggested scrapping the legislation and starting over again. Democrats insisted that was not an option because too much progress has already been made.

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Representative Joe Wilson, Heckler

Thursday, September 10, 2009

There was a moment during the president's address to Congress last night when all eyes were not on President Obama. As the president called "untrue" the canard that health care refor...

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One Year On: Banks After the Bailout

Thursday, September 10, 2009

All week we are reviewing the year that was — the year that marked the beginning of the financial meltdown and the recession that we continue to live through. Today we’re taking stoc...

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Kiss at Your Own Risk

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Knock it off, Don Juan. In Spain, the health minister has asked citizens to put a stop to the traditional greeting of kisses on both cheeks, to help prevent the spread of H1N1, or "sw...

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NATO Allies Question Afghan Commitment

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Amidst rising casualties, there are new questions about the commitment of NATO allies in Afghanistan. The BBC's Jonathon Marcus speaks to us about British Prime Minister Gordon Brown'...

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Is Your Cell Phone Safe?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's not definitively known whether cell phone radiation has a detrimental effect on health. While scientists try and figure it out, non-profit watchdog Environmental Working Group ju...

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Apple's Steve Jobs Discusses Illness, Regains Control

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Yesterday, at an otherwise Apple-standard products announcement, the master of ceremonies was someone who has been out of the spotlight for months: Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs had been...

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Motor City Hosts a Health Care Town Hall

Thursday, September 10, 2009

WDET hosted a town hall meeting in Detroit yesterday to discuss (what else?) health care reform. Craig Fahle, host of WDET's Detroit Today, moderated the meeting; he joins us with a r...

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Undecided Listeners React to President's Speech

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Last night President Obama used his bully pulpit to make a very specific pitch for health care reform before a joint session of Congress... and, incidentally, the watching American pu...

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Electronic Footprints: What Your Messages Say about You

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Call it Big Brother or call it being a conscientious employer, but there's a new kind of software that monitors your use of email and online messaging: how many messages you send, how...

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Fall Near, Football Season Begins

Thursday, September 10, 2009

D. FENCE! D. FENCE! It's that time of year again. Pull out your hoodies and foam fingers; your beer cozies and the ability to clap in sync. It's the first day of the season for the NF...

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The Way It Was: Walter Cronkite's Memorial

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Yesterday friends and family gathered in New York City to say farewell to one of the nation's most beloved figures: Walter Cronkite. The TV anchor and star journalist was memorialized...

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Health Care Battle: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Thursday, September 10, 2009

President Obama’s push to reform the nation's health care system is not a new fight. It has been a battle fought by just about every occupant of the Oval Office for the past 75 years....

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Detroit Health Care Townhall

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, finds himself far outside the Beltway today. He is in Detroit after attending a townhall held last night on health care reform. While the ...

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Consumers Pay Off Debt at Record Rate

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Americans paid off $21.6 billion in credit card debt and other consumer loans in July. That is the biggest decline in consumer debt since 1943, when the Federal Reserve started keepin...

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