Sex, Lies and Videotape

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Primetime news is making news of its own. Brian Stelter of The New York Times and Ellis Cose, contributor to Newsweek, discuss the latest at CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Plus: regardless of which debt ceiling proposal is adopted, there are details on the groups sure to be hurt by the plan; following up on mosquitoes and who lies more about sex; and Alexander McQueen’s contribution to art and fashion. 

Primetime News

CNN's Piers Morgan is facing questions about his time as a News of the World editor, Fox's Roger Ailes has been dining with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rev. Al Sharpton is stepping into Keith Olbermann's old slot on MSNBC. Brian Stelter, media reporter for the New York Times, and Ellis Cose, contributing columnist at Newsweek and author of The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage, discuss the latest in primetime television news.

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Debt Ceiling Details

There are lots of questions about what the effects of the debt ceiling showdown will be, but some answers are starting to emerge about what groups will be affected, regardless of which plan passes. Bloomberg News Congressional correspondent Lisa Lerer breaks down the details of the proposals, while Jason D. Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation, discusses their impact on student borrowers.

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Following Up: Mosquitoes, Why Me?

Jonathan Day, professor of medical entomology at the University of Florida, follows up on the question of why mosquitoes prefer to bite some people over others.

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Following Up: Who Lies More About Sex?

Robert Feldman, professor of psychology and dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of The Liar in Your Life: The Way to Truthful Relationships, follows up about whether men are more likely to lie about sex than women.

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Journalist Robin Wright reports on the rebellions against extremists and autocrats in the Arab world in her new book, Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World.

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Reclaiming the Slut

Rebecca Traister, author of Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women, wonders whether the SlutWalk movement is a step forward or backward for women.

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McQueen at the Met

Andrew Bolton, curator of The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the Met's popular exhibition of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen's work and McQueen's contribution to art and fashion.

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