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2008 election
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | 10:00 AM

It’s more than a month until Inauguration Day, but the U.S. capital is buzzing — and bracing for an event of epic proportions. We’ll check in on what’s coming on Inauguration Day.

 
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We talk with American Muslims about the long presidential campaign, Colin Powell stepping up for their dignity, and the Obama presidency ahead.

 
Thursday, November 6, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The Republican Party rethinks. We talk with conservative thinkers about the GOP’s Election Day thrashing, and where the party goes from here.

 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 11:00 AM

American historians David Kennedy and Nell Irvin Painter discuss the weight of the 2008 election.

 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We’ll have all the news, numbers, and analysis of a historic election day.

 
Monday, November 3, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We’ve heard a lot about change in the presidential campaign. On the eve of the election, we’ll ask big thinkers on American politics about the kind of change Barack Obama or John McCain might bring.

 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM

It’s a fight to the finish for campaign ’08. We’ll touch down in key battleground states where everything’s on the line for John McCain and Barack Obama.

 
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The last big issue: America’s wars. With one week to election day, we’ll look at McCain and Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan.

 
Monday, October 27, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The right attacks ACORN and its voter registration drives. Now Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says the real issue is widespread vote suppression. We’ll hear the debate.

 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM

The ’08 election on campus. We’ll hear from college newspaper editors on how their readers see the presidential contest.

 
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TODAY
Oct 31, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

Quarantines and Ebola. An exploding rocket. Apple’s CEO comes out. Hawaiian lava flows. Midterms in the home stretch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 31, 2014
Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) and Sauncho Smilax (Beninico del Toro) share a drink in a scene from the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Inherent Vice," an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment)

From “Interstellar” to “Into the Woods.” The biggest and best movies of the fall and holiday seasons. What to see, what to skip.

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SHOWS
Oct 30, 2014
Soylent is a new meal-replacement substance meant to offer a complete nutritional alternative to traditional food. (Courtesy Soylent)

Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food? Plus: what does the Antares rocket crash mean for private space travel?

 
Oct 30, 2014
Realtor Helen Hertz stands in front of one of her listings in Cleveland Heights, Ohio Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Hertz, a real estate agent for more than three decades, has seen firsthand what has happened to the market in the wake of the recession and foreclosure crisis. (AP)

Home ownership rates are at a 20-year low. Millennials and more aren’t buying. We’ll look at what American’s think now about owning a home.

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Awards Season 2014: The Movies Worth Your Time
Friday, Oct 31, 2014

What movies should you watch before 2014 comes to a close? Our critics offer their picks for the movies of the season right here.

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A Bit More On The History Of Quarantine
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

So this whole quarantine thing — why to do it, when to do it, and when to just say no.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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