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Monday, July 06, 2009

We look into what went wrong with the McCain-Palin ticket with Vanity Fair writer Todd Purdum. Then, we find out how a master counterfeiter got away with passing fake hundred-dollar bills. And Michael and Elizabeth Norman describe World War II's Bataan Death March. Plus, three writers talk about the records and music that has influenced them most.

It Came from Wasilla

Vanity Fair national editor Todd Purdum on how the John McCain–Sarah Palin campaign, a match that seemed so right, ended up going so wrong. His article "It Came from Wasilla" is in the August issue of Vanity Fair.

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The Art of Making Money

Jason Kersten discusses Art Williams, a counterfeiter who managed to defeat the security features of the 1996 hundred dollar bill, the most secure bill ever made, creating at a bill so perfect that even law enforcement had difficulty distinguishing it from the real thing. In his book, The Art ...

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Tears in the Darkness

Michael Norman, a former New York Times reporter, and Elizabeth Norman, author of Women at War, give a gripping account of the 1942 battle for the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines, the surrender of 76,000 Americans and Filipinos to the Japanese, and the infamous Bataan Death March. Their book

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Heavy Rotation

Peter Terzian, editor of the anthology Heavy Rotation, and two of the collection's contributors--Martha Southgate and Joshua Ferris --talk about the unique and essential relationship between life and music and talk about the record albums that have inspired them.

Event: Peter Terzian and other contributors to Heavy ...

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