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Friday, May 23, 2008

New Yorkers eat more hot dogs than people in any other city! On today's Please Explain, find out all about the history of hot dogs and how they're made. Also, actress Laura Dern talks about her latest role in "Recount" as former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris. A look at a new film about the real-life rescue of 60 orphaned Chinese children in the 1930s. States of the Union is all about South Dakota. Plus: author and screenwriter David Benioff.

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David Benioff and Laura Dern

Laura Dern in “Recount”

The new HBO movie, "Recount," is about the drama of the 2000 presidential election. Laura Dern plays former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris. It premieres Sunday, May 25 at 9pm on HBO.

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Children of Huang Shi

Roger Spottiswoode is director of the new film, “The Children of Huang Shi.” It looks into the real-life rescue of 60 orphaned Chinese children in the 1930s. It's playing at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema (143 East Houston Street) and the Paris Theater (4 West 58th Street).

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States of the Union: South Dakota

South Dakota’s June 3 primary is one of the last in the nomination process. Find out which issues will matter in the primary, the reaction to the farm bill recently passed by Congress, and how the state has become part of the debate surrounding abortion. Denise Ross is former reporter ...

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Surviving the Siege of Leningrad

Author and screenwriter David Benioff’s new novel is City of Thieves. It’s about two young men trying to survive the siege of Leningrad.

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Please Explain: Hot Dogs

During Hot Dog Season – from Memorial Day to Labor Day – Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that period! And New Yorkers consume more hot dogs than people in any other city. Find out about the history of hot dogs, ...

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