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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Arkansas is one of the nation's poorest states...and yet it’s produced some of our most successful politicians. On States of the Union, find out more about the unusual political climate in Arkansas. Also: 93-year-old showbiz legend Tony Martin. A panel discussion on how women make difficult reproductive choices. And a conversation with 3 actors from the hit HBO series "The Wire."

And join us for the next installment of Political Projections! On Tuesday, February 5th, we'll talk about how Hollywood has poked fun at politics over the years...and you can watch some films we've selected, and join in the conversation. Find out more here.

Hit TV Show “The Wire”

Leonard speaks with 3 actors from the hit HBO show "The Wire": Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jamie Hector, and Clarke Peters. Blake Leyh is the show’s music supervisor.

Event: Cast members from "The Wire" will be at a signing
Thursday, January 31 at ...

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States of the Union: Arkansas

In the last 16 years, Arkansas has produced two major presidential hopefuls with two very different political views. Find out how both Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee succeeded in the Natural State. Also: we look at which issues matter most to voters in one of the country’s poorest states as ...


John Edwards Quits the Race

Tune in for live coverage of John Edwards's announcement that he's dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination. And WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate and Brian Lehrer talk about Edwards's speech, and what his absence could mean for voters and the remaining candidates.

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Tony Martin, Showbusiness Legend

95-year-old showbiz legend Tony Martin reminisces about working with the likes of Fred Astaire, Judy Garland - and his own wife, Cyd Charisse. He’s now performing at Feinstein’s.

Event: Tony Martin will be performing
Feinstein’s at Loews Regency
540 Park Avenue (at 61st Street)
Tuesday, ...

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