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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Larry Wilmore, senior black correspondent for "The Daily Show," explains why he'd like to replace the term "African-American" with "chocolate." Also, find out how robots are transforming modern combat. Plus, on Underreported: a look into Thailand’s complicated relationship with its royal family, and the ongoing political troubles there.

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Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore's Black Thoughts

Larry Wilmore, senior black correspondent for "The Daily Show," shares his "Black Thoughts" - from why black people don't see UFOs, to his desire to replace the term "African-American" with "chocolate." His new book is I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts.

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Larry ...

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Robots on the Battlefield

Science fiction may be becoming a reality on the battlefield. Find out how robots are transforming modern combat. Military expert P.W. Singer’s latest book is Wired for War.

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P.W. Singer will be speaking and signing books
Thursday Feb 5th at 7pm
Barnes & ...

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A Terrorist and an Author

Acclaimed writer Edmund White’s new play, "Terre Haute," premiering at 59E59 Theaters, explores the bond between a terrorist on death row and a famous writer. Peter Eyre and Nick Westrate co-star. It runs through February 15.

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The Great Speciators

The bird family Zosteropidae – aka “White Eyes,” for the white feathers that frame their eyes – form new species at a rate faster than any other known bird, according to new research. Christopher Filardi, Biodiversity Scientist for the American Museum of Natural History, explains what these “Great ...

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Underreported: Thailand’s Royal Family

Thailand recently banned the latest edition of the Economist magazine and jailed an Australian writer – both over negative comments about the Thai royal family. Brad Adams of Human Rights Watch tells us more about the Thai monarchy and press freedom, and gives us an update on the ...

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