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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Scientists are still discovering new things about how babies' brains work, and we'll take a look at recent research that shows that babies may understand morality. And, bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick talks about Sitting Bull and General Custer. Then, Tony Award–winner Viola Davis discusses starring in the revival of August Wilson's "Fences." Plus, we look at ethnic turmoil in Thailand on our latest Underreported segment.

Scientists are still discovering new things about how babies' brains work, and we’ll look recent research that shows that babies may understand morality. And bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick talks about Sitting Bull and General Custer. Then Tony Award-winner Viola Davis discusses starring in the revival of August Wilson’s “Fences.” Plus, we look at ethnic turmoil in Thailand on our latest Underreported segment.

The Moral Life of Babies

Yale professor Paul Bloom has studied the moral life of babies at Yale’s Infant Cognition Center, and he explains describes his research showing that babies are actually capable of understanding morality.

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The Last Stand

Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick tells the tale of two larger-than-life figures: Sitting Bull and George Armstrong Custer.

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Viola Davis

Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Viola Davis discusses playing the role of Rose in the revival of August Wilson’s "Fences."

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Underreported: Thailand’s Turmoil

On this week’s Underreported, Duncan McCargo, a leading scholar of Thai politics, discusses his fieldwork about the conflict in southern Thailand.

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