Leo Duran

Associate Producer

Leo Duran appears in the following:

From the frontlines of the auto shakeup: UAW workers weigh in

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

President Obama said it’s going to take sacrifices from all sides to successfully restructure the auto industry. Yesterday he unveiled his plan, which calls for replacing the leadersh...


The evolution of the Oscars

Friday, January 23, 2009

Not long ago, the biggest entertainment on Oscar night was watching big budget studio movies duke it out for awards with indie underdogs. But this year’s Oscar nominations suggest th...


Call away to The Takeaway

Thursday, January 01, 2009

It's the end of The Takeaway's first year and we were trying to think of the best way to look back on that time. Well, a way to look back that wasn't too corny. So, we put the onus on...


Bye bye Crawford. Hello Hawaii.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

As the Bush administration fades in history, so will the little town of Crawford, Texas. The equivalent refuge in the Obama administration isn't really known. Obama is from Chicago...but he's also from Kahului, Hawaii.


Yes, Virginia (and the rest of the world), there is a Santa Claus

Thursday, December 25, 2008

More than a century ago, an eight-year-old girl asked an adult at the New York Sun for the answer. And for the past 100 years, grown-ups still tell their kids, yes, yes, yes! We take ...


The sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"There are people all around the world who can recite it by heart." — John Hockenberry

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Economy and film

Friday, October 24, 2008


A Time for Burning

Monday, October 20, 2008

In the 1966 film A Time for Burning, the burgeoning civil rights movement hit a dead end with the integration of a Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. The Takeaway talks with filmmake...


The campaigns and the war of witty words

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

In last night’s political debate, did McCain or Obama put lipstick on another barnyard animal? The Takeaway talks with linguist James Geary about political aphorisms, and which candidate won the war of witty words.

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Does Apple have a lock on Web TV?

Friday, September 12, 2008

NBC shows are back on the air at iTunes after being unavailable for nearly a year. What does this mean for the free content available on Hulu? The Takeaway talks to Wired Magazine’s N...


The sport of politics and protest

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

When it comes to sports, fans and non-fans might see it as a nothing more than a form of entertainment, but in the hands of sports writer Dave Zirin it’s anything but. In his new book...


Why don’t you want to be my neighbor anymore?

Friday, August 22, 2008

PBS is rolling back broadcasts of the children's television series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," which stopped airing in 2001. But for some cardigan-wearing fans young and old, this ...


Video: The iconic TV news moments the Emmys missed

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

For this year’s Emmy’s, the Academy is asking people to vote online for their most memorable television moments – either in comedy or drama. But what about news and other reality TV? ...
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A looming fuel crisis leads to a boon for North Dakotans

Friday, August 01, 2008

There’s an oil boom in North Dakota, and the wealth under ground is creating millionaires.


Do you feel like Big Brother is watching you?

Thursday, July 31, 2008

You watch reality TV shows, but what if you thought your whole life was one? Psychiatrist Joel Gold say he's begun treating a set of new symptoms, "The Truman Show delusion," in which...


Who’s the incumbent? Not me!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

In Florida, voters may be scratching their heads trying to figure out which political candidate is the new guy, and which one’s in office now. The Takeaway talks with political consul...

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Wordies compete in the National SCRABBLE Championship

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The best players in the country are at the National SCRABBLE Championship in Orlando, Florida, this week as the game celebrates its 60th birthday.


How to »POOF« disappear

Monday, July 28, 2008

Two men have reappeared after disappearing for years... despite not going far from home. One, Radovan Karadzic, a Serbian war criminal, and the other, John Darwin, a British man looki...


The X-Files’ XX factor

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ironman and Batman. Both are summer box-office heroes but neither is a woman. With the arrival of The X-Files’ Special Agent Dana Scully to the big screen Friday, that's set to change...


SOS! (Save our Starbucks!)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Starbucks seem to be everywhere, but for some communities, getting one means your town has "made it." That’s why, when the company announced the closing 5 percent of its stores across...