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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bill Moyers evaluates the health of American democracy today. Also: journalist Simon Winchester on the fascinating life story of a Cambridge scientist. Jockey Edgar Prado, who rode in this past Saturday's Kentucky Derby. And the latest in our Political Projections film series looks into how changing political climates affect the newer versions of old films.

Guests:

Bill Moyers, Edgar Prado and Simon Winchester

Bill Moyers on Democracy

TV journalist Bill Moyers assesses the health of democracy in America today. His new book is Moyers on Democracy.

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The Man Who Loved China

Bestselling journalist Simon Winchester’s new book, The Man Who Loved China, tells the true story of a Cambridge scientist who fell in love with a Chinese student in the 1930 and went on to devote his life to writing a whopping 17-volume history of China.

Event: Simon ...

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A Jockey's Love for Barbaro

Jockey Edgar Prado was riding Barbaro in the 2006 Preakness when the horse stumbled and shattered a leg; he says that Barbaro was his "friend, teammate, and hero." His new book is My Guy Barbaro. Mr. Prado also rode in this past Saturday’s Kentucky Derby and saw firsthand that ...

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Political Projections: Remakes

Political films are among the most frequently remade films in Hollywood. We compare the originals and remakes of “All the King’s Men” and “The Manchurian Candidate” to see how each depicts the politics of the time in which it was made.

Philip Gianos of California State University, Fullerton, is the ...

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