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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

On today’s show: Why is the New York Times, America's newspaper of record, in financial trouble ? We’ll get some answers from Vanity Fair contributing editor Mark Bowden. Then, Kathie Lee Gifford on her life. And, Playwright Christopher Durang on his new satire “Why Torture is Wrong.” Plus, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your grammar questions.

The Inheritance

Mark Bowden, contributing editor at Vanity Fair, examines the nexus of dynasty and fourth-generation politics in New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr’s struggle to keep his family’s prized asset alive. His article, "The Inheritance", is in the May issue of Vanity Fair.

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Kathie Lee on Life

Television host and bestselling author Kathie Lee Gifford's new collection of candid, personal essays is called Just When I Thought I Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities.

Kathie Lee Gifford is reading and signing books
Wednesday, April 15, at 7:00 pm

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Chris Durang

Christopher Durang’s latest play is "Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them." It’s playing at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street. More information and ticket info here.

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Patricia T. O’Conner

Word maven Patricia T. O'Conner answers your questions about the English language. Today she's focusing on pronunciation.

Call us at 212-433-9692, or leave a comment below.

Patricia T. O’Conner’s Grammarphobia website

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