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What To Watch This Weekend

Friday, July 18, 2008

Summary Judgment: Mama or Knight?
Writer Mark Jordan Legan breaks down what’s being said about the long-awaited Batman movie, The Dark Knight. Animated feature Space Chimps is up next. And finally, Legan looks at Mama Mia!, starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan. It’s as divisive as ABBA itself, he says. Listen  to the segment.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jurisprudence: Ashcroft Faces Congress
The former attorney general testified Thursday before Congress on post-Sept. 11 interrogation techniques. Dahlia Lithwick discusses the significance of his testifying. Listen to the segment.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Politics: Barack Obama Outlines Iraq Plan
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee outlined his plans for Iraq on Tuesday morning. Alex Chadwick speaks with John Dickerson about the speech. They also compare Obama’s plan with that of presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. Listen to the segment.

Human Nature: South Dakota Abortion Doctors Must Stick to the Script
A new law in South Dakota requires doctors performing abortions to say that the procedure would end the life of a human being. Will Saletan discusses the new law. Listen to the segment.

Medical Examiner: Cholesterol Tests For Kids?
The American Academy of Pediatrics issues guidelines suggesting that children should get cholesterol tests—and in some cases take cholesterol-lowering medication. Dr. Sydney Spiesel is skeptical of the new recommendations. Listen to the segment. Read Spiesel’s summation of the issue in “Medical Examiner.”