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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Underreported examines the rise of neo-fascist groups and hate crime in Russia. Then, ice skater Dorothy Hamill reveals why winning a gold-medal didn’t make for a happy life. Also, David Hyde Pierce on his Tony-award winning performance in “Curtains.” Plus, how Charles Lindbergh teamed up with a Nobel Laureate to find the secret of immortality.

Guests:

Dorothy Hamill and David Hyde Pierce

Hate Crime and Racism in Russia, Part I

Three years ago, the brutal murder of a 9-year old Tajik girl in Saint Petersburg turned international attention to the rise of neo-fascist groups and hate crime in Russia. Since then, the situation has not only gotten worse, it’s also fallen off the mainstream media radar. Attacks are up 28% ...

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Underreported: Hate Crime and Racism in Russia, Part II

On the second part of Underreported, Leonard speaks with Paul Goble, Professor at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., to look at the broader context through a discussion of public attitudes about race, ethnicity, and religion in Russia.

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Dorothy Hamill on a Life in Skating

Dorothy Hamill charmed America at the 1976 Olympics with her smile and gold-medal winning performance. In A Skating Life, Ms. Hamill candidly reveals the many personal hardships that she has faced despite her success on ice.

Events: Dorothy Hamill will be speaking and signing books
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David Hyde Pierce on “Curtains”

David Hyde Pierce joins Leonard to discuss his Tony Award-winning portrayal of Lieutenant Frank Cioffi in the musical comedy, “Curtains.” Lt. Cioffi enters the world of theater when he investigates the murder of the star of a new musical and finds himself in love with the stage.

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Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Their Quest to Live Forever

After his world-famous nonstop transatlantic flight in 1927, Charles Lindbergh had an otherworldly experience in the Utah desert and then committed himself to exploring the science of eternal life. He teamed up with Nobel Laureate Dr. Alexis Carrel, and they embarked on an immortality project at New York’s Rockefeller Institute. ...

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