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Monday, August 28, 2006

We’ll start today’s show off with Washington Post correspondent Anthony Shadid, who's recently returned from covering the conflict in Lebanon and Israel. Then, Tom Jones, the writer and director of The Fantasticks, will be here. And we’ll look at the changing face of East Harlem over the past century. Plus, we’ll learn the basics of kitchen science on Please Explain.

Anthony Shadid on Lebanon

Last month, we had to cut a live interview with Anthony Shadid short, because a bomb exploded much too close to him in Tyre, Lebanon. Mr. Shadid rejoins us today with a look at the impact of the conflict in Lebanon.


The Revival of the Longest Running Musical

Tom Jones, the writer and director of The Fantasticks, reflects on his musical's staying power.


The Tenants of East Harlem

Russell Leigh Sharman examines the changes East Harlem has gone through in the past century in The Tenants of East Harlem.

Available for purchase at


Please Explain: How to Boil Water

We’ll take a crash course in kitchen science on today’s Please Explain, with Katherine Alford, test kitchen director at the Food Network Kitchens, and food scientist Shirley Corriher.

How to Boil Water from The Food Network Kitchens is available for purchase at


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