The Puzzling Will Shortz Edition
Friday, December 06, 2013
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether the botched rollout of Obamacare will destroy progressivism and whether Congress is likely to raise the federal minimum wage.
On the Culture Gabfest, panelists Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Getting On, a new HBO comedy set in an extended care hospital wing. Does the show's representation of the elderly pose a departure from the bumbling, slapstick seniors of network TV? Next, the gabbers welcome Will Shortz, editor of the New York Times crossword, to celebrate the puzzle's 100-year history. Guard your ulnae and hide your etui. The critics get Shortz's take on crosswordese.
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