Bye Bye Klein

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Outgoing New York schools chancellor Joel Klein sits down for an exit interview with a look back at his years of service and forward to his possible successor. Plus: cooking through the generations; the possible extinction of tigers; the future of publishing; the business of Black Friday; and dealing with airport body scans this holiday.

Outgoing NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein

Joel Klein, outgoing Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, talks about his time in the office and Mayor Bloomberg's choice for his successor, Cathie Black.

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The TSA: Full-Body Scan

Scott McCartney, travel editor at The Wall Street Journal and writer of The Middle Seat, talks about the ruckus over newly implemented full-body scans and pat-downs. 

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The Future of Publishing

Harold Augenbraum, executive director of the National Book Foundation that presents the National Book Awards, discusses this year's winner, a book published by a small independent press, and what that means for the future of publishing. Also, Richard Nash, who ran the New York indie press Soft Skull for almost a decade, weighs in on the rise of independent presses.

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Coming (Too?) Soon: Black Friday Sales

With sales starting even earlier this year, many on Thanksgiving Day, Daniel Gross, columnist and economics editor for Yahoo! Finance, talks about the 'Black Friday creep.' Plus, a look at holiday sales forecasts and seasonal employment. 

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International Forum on Tiger Conservation

In the last century, the worldwide population of tigers shrank by almost 97%. At the International Tiger Forum in St. Petersburg this week, countries with wild tigers are pledging to double their numbers by 2022. John Platt, writer of Scientific American's Extinction Countdown, discusses what some have called a last-ditch effort to save the species. 

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Thanksgiving Traditions from Mother to Daughter

Hanna Rosin, editor of Slate's DoubleX, shares stories of thanksgiving traditions passed down from mother to daughter. 

Is your family passing the cooking torch to the next generation this year, or trying out some new holiday traditions?

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Guest List: What BL Show guests are giving over the Holidays

The Brian Lehrer Show staff is running low on good gift ideas this year, so we are asking some of our guests what gifts they are giving this holiday season.  These are some of their suggestions. 

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