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Monday, January 30, 2006

In the summer of 1974, Elizabeth Holtzman voted to impeach Richard Nixon. Now, the former Congresswoman is calling for the impeachment of President Bush. She’ll tell us why. And later on the show, the former vocal coach of the Royal Shakespeare Company gives us some pointers on delivering the bard’s lines. Plus, Julian Barnes discusses his new novel. And Margo Jefferson analyzes Michael Jackson as a cultural icon.

Should President Bush Be Impeached?

During the summer of 1974, Elizabeth Holtzman sat on the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon. In the current issue of The Nation, the former Congresswoman explains why she thinks the time has come for “The Impeachment of George W. Bush.”

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Imagining Arthur Conan Doyle

Julian Barnes describes his new novel, Arthur and George--about the lives of two young men (one of them Arthur Conan Doyle) in late-Victorian Britain.

» Read an excerpt of Arthur and George in the Reading Room

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Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough

The media can’t seem to get enough of Michael Jackson. Margo Jefferson, a Pulitzer Prize–winning critic for The New York Times, analyzes America’s fascination with Michael Jackson—from his days as the The King of Pop, to his ever-changing appearance, to his child molestation trial. Her new book is On Michael ...

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How to Speak Shakespeare

Andrew Wade, the former vocal coach of the Royal Shakespeare Company, offers his advice on bringing the bard's lines to life off the page. Mr. Wade has helped put together Othello (The Sourcebooks Shakespeare; Book & CD) and Romeo and Juliet (The Sourcebooks Shakespeare; Book & CD).

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