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Veterans reflected in the Vietnam War Memorial

As new veterans return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, Mark Thompson of Time magazine discusses the civilian-military divide. Plus: George McGovern, former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, talks about his new book on What it Means to Be a Democrat; cross-cultural miscommunication in the new play “Chinglish”; the tragedy of Flight 587 ten years after the crash and what it means for the Dominican community. Also: today is 11-11-11, a special day for corduroy lovers.