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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Find out whether we can expect all of our votes to be counted accurately today. Plus, our final States of the Union takes a look at Washington DC, and also gives us a glimpse of what to expect tonight after the polls close. Then, on Political Projections: how Hollywood has responded to the Bush years.

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States of the Union: Washington DC

Washington DC – and its 3 electoral votes – is expected to go for Barack Obama. We find out why and look at some of the District’s major issues, including crime, taxes, and schools. David Nakamura is Washington Post DC City Government Reporter.

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States of the Union: 2008

As Americans head to the polls, Chris Cillizza of Washington’s Post’s "The Fix" gives us a preview of what we can expect tonight. We look at the presidential race as well as the top Congressional races. Plus, a look back at the critical moments in the 2008 campaign.


Every Vote Counts?

Find out whether we can expect all of our votes to be counted accurately today….from early voting problems, to malfunctioning voting machines. Michael Waldman is director of NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice.

Weigh in: Have you encountered voting problems today? Where do you live?

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Political Projections: The Bush Years on Film

Find out how the film industry has responded to the Bush years. The films we look at are:
HBO's "Recount" (2008)
"Rendition" (2007)
"W." (2008)
"D.C. 9/11: Time of Crisis" (2003)

Barbara Kellerman is James McGregor Burns Lecturer ...

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Teaching Inmates

We look at the impact of education programs on New York’s inmate population. Max Kenner is director of the Bard Prison Initiative, which has opened college programs in four prisons in upstate New York. Inmates are held to the same standards as other Bard Collegestudents. Justice Walston is ...

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