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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, fills us in on the upcoming season. Ivanka Trump talks about what she’s learned from her father, the Donald. And Karen Armstrong makes a case for God and explains why religion has been so important to people, from the Paleolithic age to the present. Then, historian Antony Beevor discusses his new book, the first major account of D-Day in over 20 years.

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The Metropolitan Opera's New Season

Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, talks about the 2009-10 season, the first planned entirely by Mr. Gelb and James Levine, which opened with a new production of Puccini’s Tosca.

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The Trump Card

Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump, shares the life lessons and insights that have made her a rising star in the business world. In her book The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life, she discusses her career and her upbringing.

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The Case for God

Karen Armstrong discusses the great lengths humans have gone through in order to experience God, and looks into the changing views of religion and faith in our current age. Her book The Case for God focuses especially on Christianity, but also looks at Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Chinese ...

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Historian Anthony Beevor discusses what happened in France between June 6, 1944, and the liberation of Paris on August 25. His book D-Day: The Battle for Normandy gives an account of the invasion and describes the experiences of the American, British, Canadian and German soldiers, as well as the ...

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