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Monday, January 26, 2009

Celebrate the start of the Year of the Ox! We talk about the foods that are traditionally eaten at Chinese New Year. Also, a look at the new film “Waiting for Armageddon.” And Gwen Ifill talks about the future of American democracy in the age of Obama.

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Gwen Ifill

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How is literal belief in Biblical prophesy applied to modern life? A new documentary, "Waiting for Armageddon," explores America’s 50-million-member Evangelical Christian community, and how it shapes U.S. society and politics. David Heilbroner and Kate Davis are the film’s directors.

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Food for the Year of the Ox

We mark the start of the Year of the Ox! Ed Schoenfeld, whom Gourmet magazine has called the “curator of Chinese food in America,” explains the foods that are traditionally eaten at Chinese New Year.

Weigh in: What are your family food traditions for celebrating the Chinese New Year?

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The Bush Years: Then and Now

We look at the ways that America has changed since President Bush took office in 2000 - from the price of gold, to the hours of video games played per person per year. Timothy Lavin's article in the Atlantic is Then and Now.

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A Case for Big Government

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