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Monday, December 31, 2007

To dye - or not to dye? That's the question facing many women as their hair goes gray. We look into the cultural implications of gray hair, and what it means to age gracefully. Also, a scientist who says that we may soon be able to slow - or even reverse - the aging process. Find out how near-poor Americans are doing in today's economy. Plus: Rachael Ray!

If you're wondering what to eat on New Year's, check out our recent New Year's food show.

And find out how you can participate in our new film series, Political Projections. We're asking you to watch a few movies about campaigns, and then tune in on Jan. 8 for a discussion.

Guests:

Rachael Ray

America’s Missing Class

57 million people in the United States live just above the poverty line. Sociologist Katherine Newman talks about the near-poor Americans’ struggle to get by. She’s author of a book called The Missing Class.

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Can Science Stop the Aging Process?

Controversial scientist Dr. Aubrey de Grey says that people alive today could live for one thousand years! Dr. de Grey explains how he thinks the aging process can be slowed - and even reversed - in his recent book Ending Aging.

Weigh in: If science allowed it, would you ...

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Rachael Ray is the force behind a daytime talk show, four Food Network programs, twelve cookbooks, a magazine, a line of kitchen products, and a charity organization.

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Going Gray Gracefully

At 49, Anne Kreamer was hit with the realization that she had to let go of her youth - and her dye job - to embrace aging gracefully. She tells the story of her transformation in her book Going Gray.

Weigh in: Do you dye your hair? Why or ...

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