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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

From Elizabeth Edwards and Judith Giuliani to Bill Clinton, candidates' spouses sometimes get as much attention as the candidates themselves. On today's show, we'll look into how husbands and wives affect political campaigns. Also, the dark history of the construction of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. We'll also look at one of Bollywood's biggest stars, Shah Rukh Khan - some say he's more famous than Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt combined. And the Gurus of How-To, Al and Larry Ubell take your calls.

Campaign Spouses

Candidates' spouses can get almost as much media attention as the candidates themselves. We'll find out how husbands and wives influence campaigns and elections, and look into the current crop of campaign spouses, including Bill Clinton, Cindy McCain, Elizabeth Edwards, and Judith Giuliani. Leonard talks to Gail Collins, New York ...

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The Splendor and the Scandal

The construction of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome took more than 100 years and was the grandest architectural undertaking of the High Renaissance. In Basilica, R.A. Scotti reveals the dark sides of St. Peter’s history, from jealous architects to ambitious popes and reluctant artists.

Basilica is available for ...

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The King of Bollywood

Although he’s not a household name in America, Shah Rukh Khan is the king of Bollywood. Some say he’s more famous than Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt combined. Shah Rukh’s rise to stardom from middle-class Delhi was unlikely and difficult. In King of Bollywood, Anupama Chopra, who comes from a ...

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The Gurus of How-To

The Gurus of How-To, Al and Larry Ubell, tackle the nuts and bolts of home repair, and take listeners’ calls on everything from leaky faucets to noisy air conditioners. Call us at 212-433-WNYC (212-433-9692) or submit a comment.

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