U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement after a briefing on Hurricane Sandy with Richard Serino (L), Deputy Administrator, FEMA, and Craig Fugate (R), Administrator FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.
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Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and author of Cronkite, explains what the historical precedent is for Obama's second term and for storm response.
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Noam Chomsky’s Life and Times; Growing Up in NY; Foreign Languages
Linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky talks about his new book on what he calls “Western terrorism” and remembers his first job at a newsstand on the Upper West Side. Plus: author and designer (and Brian’s brother) Warren Lehrer; growing up in New York City and the links between memory and place; calls if Bloomberg was your only New York City mayor; and a round of foreign language hopscotch with the phrase: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”
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