The Takeaway

Inside the Life of a Spelling Bee Champion

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tonight, 281 champion spellers from around the country will gather at a convention center just outside Washington, D.C. for the start of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee. One former champion and current judge explains what it's like to be a Spelling Bee champion.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Typos Beware

Friday, August 20, 2010

Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson, members of the Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL) and co-authors of The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friend's Changing the World, One Correction at a Time discuss their project to fix typos in signs across the country.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thirteen year olds Talia Weisberg and Thomas Harkins, New York City eighth graders, spelled their way to trophies this week. The New York City spelling bee champions competed against 88 other students from all five boroughs, ranging from fifth to eighth grade. The two-day competition ended this morning in ...