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Thursday, October 02, 2008

One of America's most celebrated writers, Philip Roth, talks about his latest novel. Also, Italian cookbook star Marcella Hazan tells stories of her life beyond her fabulous recipes. Actress/singer Diahann Carroll on how she’s broken both racial and age barriers throughout her long career. We look into how the effect the financial crisis could have on small businesses. And on Underreported: find out about U.S.-backed renditions in the Horn of Africa.

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Diahann Carroll, Marcella Hazan and Philip Roth

Philip Roth’s Latest Novel

Philip Roth is one of the most celebrated living American writers. His new novel, Indignation, is set in the early years of the Cold War and follows a young boy from New Jersey as he goes through college in the midwest.

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Marcella Hazan, Godmother of Italian Cooking

When Italian cookbook star Marcella Hazan first moved to the U.S. as a young wife, she didn’t know any recipes, and couldn’t speak a word of English. Find out how she went on to become the godmother of Italian cooking in America. Her new memoir is Amarcord.

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Diahann Carroll: The Legs are the Last to Go

Actress/singer Diahann Carroll has broken both racial and age barriers throughout her long career. She talks about playing Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard,” her marriage to Vic Damone, and lots more in her new memoir The Legs are the Last to Go.

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The Bailout Bill and Small Businesses

The newsmakers in the current financial crisis are usually big names like Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Bear Stearns - but what about America’s small businesses? We look into how the bailout bill could affect small business owners in the U.S. if it passes. Lloyd Chapman is president of the

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Underreported: Renditions in the Horn of Africa

A 2007 rendition program in the Horn of Africa led to nearly 100 men, women, and children being rounded up in Kenya and eventually rendered to Ethiopia. At least 10 victims of this program still languish in Ethiopian prisons, with little recourse; still others are missing. We find out why ...

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