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Friday, July 28, 2006

On today's show, we'll look at what kind of help is available for those without health insurance. Then, we'll pay tribute to one of Scotland’s greatest novels: James Hogg’s 1824 masterpiece The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, as part of our summer Underappreciated Literature series. Plus: a new novel imagines two real-life master pulp writers pitted against an evil madman in 1937. And Mike Wallace remembers some of the highlights of his 60 years on the air.

How to Get Health Insurance

There are 150 uninsured people for every physician in America. We’ll ask Jim Brown, of The Actors’ Fund of America’s Health Insurance Resource Center, and attorney Robert M. Hayes, of the Medicare Rights Center, about what kind of help is available for the uninsured. And we’ll take your calls on ...

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Underappreciated Literature: James Hogg

In 1824, the poet and shepherd James Hogg wrote one of Scotland’s most important novels: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. The book was not seen as a masterpiece at the time, and for decades critics dismissed Hogg as a minor writer. Now, he’s recognized as a ...

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A New Take on Classic Pulp

Paul Malmont's new pulp novel, The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril, imagines what would happen if two of the genre’s greatest writers went head-to-head with a criminal mastermind.

Available for purchase at amazon.com

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60 Years and 60 Minutes

Veteran “60 Minutes” reporter Mike Wallace shares some of the highlights of his 60 years in broadcast journalism in his new memoir: Between You and Me.

Available for purchase at amazon.com

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