History In The Making

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Newshour contributor Peniel Joseph, professor of history and African-American studies at Brandeis University author of Waiting Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, offers historical perspective on the election of Barack Obama and Slate’s Tim Noah looks at his possible cabinet picks. Plus, what will all the Obama volunteers do with their free time?

Your Fab Cab

Who is in your fantasy Obama cabinet? Pick anyone! A reminder that the cabinet positions are: Secretary of State; Treasury; Defense; Attorney General; Interior; Agriculture; Commerce; Labor; Health and Human Services; Housing and Urban Development; Transportation; Energy; Education; Veterans Affairs; Homeland Security. Roles such as Fed Chairman and ...

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Transfer of Power

Timothy Noah, senior editor at Slate, and editor of Reputation: Portraits in Power, talks about who Obama shouldn't pick for his cabinet. And Noam Scheiber, senior editor of The New Republic discusses the transfer of power and Obama's decisions so far as President-Elect.

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Dust off the Resume

Anne Kadet, New York Magazine writer, and Cindy Caruso, senior vice-president of human resources at ING Investment Management, offer career advice to New Yorkers.

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History in the Making

Peniel Joseph, associate professor of African American Studies and History at Brandeis University, contributor to The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and the author of Waiting' Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (Owl Books, 2007), offers historical context for the election of Barack Obama.

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Obama Effect

Many think the Barack Obama election created a new spirit of public service in this country. But will it last? Huffington Post contributor Linda Bergthold discusses whether Americans will follow through on their inspiration. How about you? Has your Obama-inspired call to action manifested itself, or ...

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Statin Pending

New York Times reporter Pam Belluck talks about a new study that shows that cholesterol-lowering statins may have wider benefits than previously thought.

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