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Monday, November 21, 2011

Chris Matthews of MSNBC discusses the apparent failure of the super committee to reach a deal. Plus: a panel on how fingerprinting fits into New York City’s food stamp policy, with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Commissioner Robert Doar of the Department of Social Services, and Triada Stampas of the Food Bank for New York City. Then, Gershom Gorenberg on his new book, The Unmaking of Israel.  

What Would JFK Do?

Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC's "Hardball" and NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show," and author of Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, talks about the Kennedy legacy, and today's political news - from the death of the Super Committee to the 2012 GOP race.

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The Moral Power of UCDavis

National correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, James Fallows discusses the significance of the UCDavis pepper spray incident in a moral context, and what lessons the incident has for other protests.

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Bringing Hope to Northern Uganda

Ugandan artist, activist, and founder and director of Hope North, Okello Sam, and founder of the Cause/Effect agency and strategic adviser for the Hope North school, Christopher Talbott, talk about their work with the Hope North Vocational and Secondary School.

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Food Stamps Panel

As Thanksgiving week starts, the Brian Lehrer Show convenes a panel to talk about hunger and food stamps in NYC with Robert Doar, administrator and commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services; New York City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio and Triada Stampas, director of government relations and public education at the Food Bank For New York City.

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Israel at Risk

Senior correspondent for The American Prospect and blogger, Gershom Gorenberg, discusses his new book, The Unmaking of Israel. A Jerusalem resident, Gorenberg says Israel's extremist policies are undermining its democracy, and calls for a Palestinian state.

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Open Phones: Performances of Performances

Sometimes, we a see a performance that’s so captivating (for better or worse) that we can’t help but put on a performance of the performance in sharing it with our friends. What did you see this weekend—on Broadway, in a concert hall, in the movie theater, on a panel—that has you so excited you must re-create the experience to explain it? Call in to tell us…or to perform it for us!

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