Politics as a Laughing Matter

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Before there was Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, there were George Carlin and Lenny Bruce. George Carlin talks about political comedy from the 1950s through today. Also, at least four more New York movies are out this fall, from Clooney’s Michael Clayton to We Own the Night.

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Should New York State Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Eliot Spitzer issued regulations yesterday requiring power plants to pay for their greenhouse gas emissions. Dale Bryk, senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, advocates for this cap-and-trade system, while Gavin J. Donohue, CEO of the Independent Power Producers of New York, argues against it.

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Designated Terrorists

Fawaz Gerges, professor in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies at Sarah Lawrence College, and Thomas Omestad, senior writer at U.S. News & World Report, discuss the Bush administration's announcement of new sanctions against Iran.

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Film Studies

Film critics Dana Stevens of Slate and Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman join us each week in October to talk about films. This week: movies set in New York, from Michael Clayton to American Gangster. What's your all-time favorite New York movie?

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Before There was Stephen Colbert, There Was George Carlin

Veteran comic George Carlin looks at the humor in today's politics.
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Open Phones: Presidential Politics

If you voted for Hillary Clinton or Rudy Giuliani in the past, who are you leaning towards now?

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