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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Chemist and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol looks at the many new chemicals that are being put into everyday products and the potentially negative effects some could have on our health. Also, I’ll speak with a curator at the Paley Center for Media for a preview of a new Criterion DVD collection called "The Golden Age of Television." Then, we’ll speak with two critics who argue that we are living in a new "Golden Age" of television now! Plus, our latest Underreported segments look at Greece’s debt crisis and the explosion of private contractors in Afghanistan.

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50 Million Chemicals

On September 7, 2009, scientists working for the Chemical Abstract Service (which assigns identification numbers to all new chemicals) entered the 50-millionth chemical substance into their Registry. Chemist and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol, President and Founder of Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, takes a look at what all these new ...

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The Golden Age of Television

Ron Simon, curator of television and radio at The Paley Center for Media, discusses the Criterion Collection DVD "The Golden Age of Television," a series organized for PBS in the early 1980s that focused on the hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s. These ...

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The New Golden Age of Television

We all know "I Love Lucy," "The Honeymooners," and "The Andy Griffith Show" from the Golden Age of Television, but are "The Wire," "30 Rock," and "Mad Men" part of a new Golden Age of Television? Emily Nussbaum, Culture Editor of New York magazine, and Alan Sepinwall, TV Critic ...

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Underreported: Greece's Debt Crisis

Is Greece the new Dubai? On this week’s first Underreported, Stacy-Marie Ishmael of The Financial Times, explains what’s behind Greece’s ballooning debt and how the government is trying to address the budget crisis. Plus, we’ll find out how the European Central Bank is reacting to Greece’s troubles and whether the ...

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Underreported: Contractors in Afghanistan

Earlier this month President Obama announced the United States would increase its military presence in Afghanistan. But more than just extra troops are going to the country—they will likely be accompanied by an additional surge of private contractors in support roles. What’s more, the government has contracted with an additional ...

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