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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator takes part in a candlelight vigil at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 9, 2011 on the 16th day of consecutive protests calling for the ouster of Mubarak. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill discuss their new documentary “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution,” along with Egyptian-American journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who joins us from Cairo. Jonathan Capehart tells us what we can expect from President Obama’s State of the Union Speech. The latest installment of the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a look at an ivory sandal label from ancient Egypt. We’ll speak to Alex Gilvarry about his debut novel, From the Memoirs of a Non-enemy Combatant. Plus, comic actor Stephen Fry on his life and career!

In Tahrir Square

Filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill discuss their new documentary “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution.” They’re joined by Egyptian-American journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who is featured in it. “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution” debuts on HBO Wednesday, January 25, at 8 pm.

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Invasive Snake Species Banned in Florida

Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discusses the recent ban on the importation and interstate transportation of four nonnative constrictor snakes in the state of Florida. The invasive species are a threat to the Everglades and other sensitive ecosystems.

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Tonight's State of the Union Address

Jonathan Capehart tells us what to expect from President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight.

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Alex Gilvarry's Novel From the Memoirs of a Non-enemy Combatant

Alex Gilvarry discusses his debut novel, From the Memoirs of a Non-enemy Combatant, a story in which high fashion and homeland security clash. A flamboyant fashion designer named Boyet unexpectedly winds up in Gitmo, locked away indefinitely on suspicion of being linked to a terrorist plot.

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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry tells about arriving at Cambridge University as a convicted fraudster and thief, an addict, liar, fantasist, and failed suicide, convinced he would be sent away. Instead, he befriended bright young things like Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie, and emerged as one of the most promising comic talents in the world. The Fry Chronicles  is his story of his journey to stardom.

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Guest Picks: Stephen Fry

Actor, writer, comendian, and documentarian Stephen Fry loves pork pies! Find out what else he likes.

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