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Open Phones: TV's Real-Life Lessons

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

zenith television set, 1977 (flickr user Roadsidepictures)

In September, Hillary Clinton revealed that Burmese politicians told her they were learning about democracy from the West Wing. And the NYPD is going to film more interrogations because the "CSI effect" leads jurors to expect videotape of suspects. Listeners share what they've learned from television.

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Comments [2]

carolita from nyc

I almost forgot! I learned how to pick a lock with a hairpin, and actually did it once when I got locked out of my garret in Paris! I don't remember which show or movie, but it's a classic, and been in a few.

Jan. 01 2013 12:00 PM
carolita from nyc

Star Trek! Taught me that golden rule: don't interfere. And everything else. Between Star Trek and Mission Impossible (which taught me to be subversive and resourceful), I felt I had almost everything I needed.

Jan. 01 2013 11:58 AM

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