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Monday, April 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Author Samuel Longhorne Clemens, better known under his pen name, Mark Twain, is seen in an undated photo. Twain died April 21, 1910. (AP)

Coming up on the centennial of Mark Twain’s death, we look at his late work, last years, and the woman in the middle of it all.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Before Jon Stewart there was The Onion. We’ll talk with writers for the satirical news site about their brand of fake-news humor.

 
Thursday, August 6, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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We talk to actress and comedian Charlyne Yi about her new film, “Paper Heart,” and the quest to understand true love.

 
Monday, May 5, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Sunshine State humorist and novelist Carl Hiaasen knows a lot about Florida and human nature. What he didn’t know was just how ugly his own nature could get when he put it back on the golf course. Decades after Hiaasen laid down his golf clubs as a young father, he picked them up again at […]

 
Friday, April 11, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Man walks into a restaurant and asks: “How do you prepare your chickens?” And the cook responds: “Nothing special really. We just tell them they’re gonna die.” Bada boom. The human condition in a two-line joke about chickens. Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein see philosophy today all over the world of humor. A world where […]

 
Monday, January 7, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Only four days after the first votes, in Iowa, of Election ’08, and one day before the New Hampshire primaries, Americans are in the thick of one of the most amazing political seasons in years. But one thing’s been missing: the late-night laughs. Leno and Letterman sneaked back on last week. Tonight, Jon Stewart and […]

 
Monday, January 29, 2007 | 11:00 AM
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Satirist and humorist P.J. O’Rourke on freedom, free markets, Paris Hilton and Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations.”

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006 | 11:00 AM
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Art Buchwald died in 2007, but his humor and spirit live on. Not long before his death, Buchwald and CBS’ Mike Wallace spoke with On Point about life, laughs, and second chances.

 
Friday, November 10, 2006 | 11:00 AM
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Comedian, playwright and actress Amy Sedaris takes on new turf: cookbook doyenne, entertainment maven, and all around guide to cheese balls and casseroles.

 
Friday, December 16, 2005 | 11:00 AM

Many consider Richard Pryor the greatest stand-up comedian in America. His unique mix of irreverent humor, candor, vulnerability, masterful story telling and grace on stage brought houses down. But life was never easy for Pryor, who died last Saturday at age 65 from a heart attack. He grew up in Peoria, Illinois in his grandmother’s […]

 
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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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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.

 
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.

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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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