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Friday, July 24, 2009

Lawrence McDonald, former Lehman Brothers vice president, gives and inside account of what happened at the financial services firm and why it was allowed to fail. Director Geoffrey Smith and Dr. Henry Marsh talk about the documentary "The English Surgeon." Then, the director of the political satire "In the Loop" describes making the film. Plus, our latest Please Explain.

A Colossal Failure of Common Sense

Lawrence McDonald, former Lehman Brothers vice president, explains what happened at Lehman Brothers and why the financial services firm was allowed to fail. In A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers, he reveals the ruthless, arrogant Wall Street culture and unspoken ...

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The English Surgeon

Award-winning filmmaker Geoffrey Smith discusses his new documentary "The English Surgeon," along with its subject, Dr. Henry Marsh. The film follows Dr. Marsh, one of London’s foremost brain surgeons, as he travels to Ukraine to treat patients with no access to modern medical facilities. "The English Surgeon" opens Friday, July ...


In the Loop

Armando Iannucci on his new film "In the Loop," a wicked, fast-talking political satire about what happens when a bumbling British government minister makes a verbal gaffe during a television interview and inadvertently comes out in support of a U.S. war in the Middle East. "In the Loop" is playing ...


Please Explain: Pheromones

Our latest Please Explain is all about pheromones, chemicals released by animals that influence physiology or behavior, from how we communicate to how we choose mates. We'll be joined by Dr. Stuart Firestein, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, and Dr. Tristram Wyatt, of ...

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