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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.

 
ONPOINT
TODAY
Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

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SHOWS
Nov 20, 2014
A shot from the AMC reality series, "Freakshow." (Jessica Brooks / AMC)

From TV to Broadway, circus sideshows — freak shows — are having a big cultural moment. What’s the history behind the comeback?

 
Nov 20, 2014
In this file photo, Hillsborough Sheriff deputy patrols outside the gate of JP Morgan Chase annual stockholders meeting held Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. JP Morgan is one of several large financial institutions currently under investigation for alleged violation of Federal bankruptcy laws. (AP)

You’re supposed to have a clean slate after bankruptcy. But that’s not always true. We’ll ask what’s going on.

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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