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Monday, November 24, 2008

Find out what it was like to be a reporter embedded with the presidential campaigns this year - from the constant traveling and fast food, to the relentless 24-hour news cycle. Also, hear an update on an auto-industry bailout. Martin Duberman talks about his political plays. Chef David Waltuck on nearly three decades of running Chanterelle. Plus: what's the future of TV, now that more and more popular shows are being watched on the internet?


Martin Duberman and David Waltuck

What It's Like to Cover the Presidential Campaigns

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a member of the press corps following around Obama, McCain, Palin, and Biden? Hear about it firsthand from reporters who were embedded with the candidates during the campaigns – from the constant travel, the gulped down fast food and the ...

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The Auto Industry Bailout

The American auto industry is in trouble. Neal Boudette, the Wall Street Journal's Detroit Bureau chief, joins us with the latest on the proposed auto industry bailout, as well as the general state of American car companies.

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Martin Duberman’s Radical Acts

Martin Duberman, best known for his acclaimed biographies and books about the gay rights movement, is also an accomplished playwright and drama critic. His new collection of four highly charged political plays is Radical Acts.

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Recipes and Stories from Chanterelle

Chef David Waltuck and his wife Karen have been running New York’s famed Chanterelle restaurant for nearly three decades, melding French cooking techniques with a very American sensibility. His new collection of stories, recipes, and photographs is Chanterelle.

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TV on the Web

We discuss the future of television, now that many popular TV shows are increasingly watched on the internet. Leonard talks to John Gottfried of; Geoffrey Drummond, who produces cooking programs for TV; and Fred Seibert of Next New Networks and Frederator Studios.

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