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The Clinton Marriage: For Love of Politics

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

During Bill Clinton’s eight years in the White House, Hillary Clinton may have been much more involved in decision-making than the public ever knew. Biographer Sally Bedell Smith suggests that if Hillary were elected, we’d actually have two presidents in office. Plus, on Underreported, find out why Alabama’s Democratic Governor was convicted of corruption while Republicans involved in similar scandals were not. We hear about an exhibition of over 200 Dutch masterpieces at the Met. Also, one man’s transformation from unhappy teenager to legendary pool hustler. Plus: celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead here in New York City.

The Leonard Lopate Show is hosting a new Thanksgiving cartoon contest, Cartoon Cornucopia! Check it out and be sure to submit your original cartoon by Wednesday, November 14 at noon.

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Sally Bedell Smith

Bill and Hillary: For Love or For Politics

Bill and Hillary Clinton worked together more closely during their eight years in the White House than the public ever knew, according to biographer Sally Bedell Smith. In her new book For Love of Politics, she explores the intricacies of the Clinton marriage, and draws on previously unavailable papers and ...

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The Age of Rembrandt at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum has the finest collection of Dutch art outside of Europe, including 20 works by Rembrandt himself. Curator Walter Liedtke has put all 228 of these Dutch masterpieces together for the first time in the new exhibition, “The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of ...

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Shooting Pool with the Last Great American Hustler

Legendary pool hustler Kid Delicious started out as an overweight and unhappy teenager from New Jersey. Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim explores how that teenager became Kid Delicious as he traveled through America’s billiard halls beating up the competition. Wertheim’s new book is Running the Table.

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Underreported: Selective Justice in Alabama

In 2006, Alabama’s Democratic Governor Don Siegelman was convicted of corruption charges, and he was sentenced to 7 years in prison. But top Alabama Republicans involved in the same scandal were not investigated or prosecuted. On Underreported, Adam Zagorin, a journalist for Time magazine, talks about what happened, and whether ...

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Mexico's Day of the Dead, New York-Style

Nov. 1 and 2 mark the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. Renowned Mexican chef Zarela Martinez explains the origins and meaning of the Day of the Dead, and shares some traditional holiday food like sugar skulls and pan de muerto.

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