Taxi Makeover

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Charles Burnett's 1977 film, Killer of Sheep, has been called "a vision of African-American angst" and "a lost masterpiece." On today's show: why it's taken 30 years for the film to get a theatrical release. Also: a Vietnam vet and his son travel to Vietnam to try to make sense of what happened during the war. Then we'll find out why some want to give NYC's yellow cabs a drastic makeover. And on today's Underreported, a look at our endangered species policies and whether they're working. Plus, a new plan that could save the future of fishing.

Underreported: Is the Endangered Species Act Endangered?

Since George W. Bush became president, 57 species have been declared endangered, usually as a result of lawsuits. That's fewer than under any president since the Endangered Species Act was signed by Nixon in 1973. Now Bush administration officials are reviewing proposed changes to the way the ESA is enforced.

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Underreported: Fish for the Future

Scientists have warned that fish in the seas could be extinct by 2048. Now a group of experts has come up with a way to prevent sea extinction, rebuild fishing stocks, and restore fishing communities. David Festa, director of the Oceans Program at Environmental Defense, tell us the details ...

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A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam

Journalist Tom Bissell and his ex-Marine father, John, went to Vietnam together to retrace the elder Bissell's tour of duty there. Tom Bissell's new book is The Father of All Things.

Events:Tom Bissell will be speaking and signing books
Thursday, March 29 at 7 pm
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Killer of Sheep

Charles Burnett's 1977 independent film, Killer of Sheep, captured the look and feel of LA's Watts district. Now, 30 years after it was made, it's finally being given a theatrical release. It opens this Friday at the IFC Center. Leonard talks to Henry Sanders, who starred in Killer ...

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A Makeover for NYC Yellow Cabs

Yellow cabs are a New York City icon. But some designers and urban planners say they are badly in need a makeover. The Taxi 07 exhibit at the New York International Auto Show tells us what the yellow cabs of the future might look like. Deborah Marton is executive ...

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