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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Elliott Forrest fills in as guest host. David E. Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times discusses President Obama’s first year in office. Then, journalist and biographer Alanna Nash discusses Elvis Presley’s complex relationships with women. The TV show "Glee" has been a huge hit, and we’ll talk to Brad Ellis, one of the shows stars. Plus, artist and filmmaker Hugues de Montalembert talks about his life since being blinded in an attack in 1978.

The Inheritance

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for New York Times, author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power, discusses the foreign policy issues President Obama has faced in his first year in office. He outlines the critical choices the president faces, ...

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Playing House

Elvis expert, journalist, and Country Music Association Media Achievement Award-winner Alanna Nash, discusses Elvis’s complex relationships with women. Her book Baby, Let’s Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him features exclusive interviews and never-before-seen photos, and reveals important early girlfriends, the women who turned him down, ...

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Glee

On Sunday the Fox Television show "Glee" won a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble cast, following its Golden Globe win. The show’s pianist, musical director, and composer, Brad Ellis, joins us from Los Angeles to talk about the show and its music.

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Couch Potatoes

A recent Australian study links time spent watching television with an increased rate of death. According to the study, people who said they watched TV for more than four hours a day were 80% more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those who reported watching less than ...

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Invisible

Filmmaker and painter Hugues de Montalembert was blinded in an attack in his home in New York in 1978. His memoir Invisible, is a meditation on what it means to see and be seen. In it he reveals his approach to life, and how he learned to navigate the ...

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Leonard's Questions: Alanna Nash

Alanna Nash talks about her interests after appearing on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Louis Auchincloss

Louis Auchincloss, the dapper Wall Street lawyer and old school New Yorker who published over 60 works of fiction, biography, and literary criticism, died recently at the age of 92.

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