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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

On today’s show: Eliot Spitzer, the former New York Governor turned broadcaster on his new talk show on Current TV. Then, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Anna Quindlen on her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a look at a miniature of a Mughal prince. Also, photographer Mary Ellen Mark and her husband, filmmaker Martin Bell, discuss their unique take on high school Proms around the country. Plus the Gurus of How-To, Alvin and Lawrence Ubell, take your calls on home repair.

Eliot Spitzer's Viewpoint

Eliot Spitzer talks about his new show on Current TV, “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer.” Former Governor Spitzer will offer up his opinion of the day’s news and then invite guests to discuss, analyze and debate.

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Anna Quindlen

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen talks about her memoir, Lots of candles, Plenty of Cake, about her thoughts on marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.

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Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell Document Prom

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark and her husband, the filmmaker Martin Bell, talk about traveling across the United States to document teenagers going to the prom. For the book Prom, Mark used a Polaroid 20x24 Land camera to produce photographs. Bell produced and directed a film, also titled Prom, which features interviews with the students about their lives, dreams, and hopes for the future. A DVD of the film is packaged with the book. 

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Alvin and Lawrence Ubell, the Gurus of How-To

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, are here to offer advice on home repair matters, from air conditioning to roofing.

Call 212-433-9692 with your questions or leave a comment below!

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Guest Picks: Anna Quindlen

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss her latest memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. She also told us what she's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Paul Krugman

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was on the Lopate Show recently. He also told us what he's listening to and his love of Lolcats. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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