Friday, Feb. 27, 2004
Summary Judgment: The Passion of the Christ, Twisted, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Ben Williams looks at what the critics are saying about this week's major movie releases, including The Passion of the Christ, Twisted, and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004
Dispatches from the Martha Stewart Trial
Henry Blodget offers his own unique perspective on testimony in the Martha Stewart case. Blodget, a former securities analyst who was once charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission, says the government put together a strong case, but still may not win a conviction. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: Sen. John Kerry, "Boston Brahmin"
Andy Bowers examines the term "Boston Brahmin," and explains how it relates to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004
Ad Report Card: The Quiznos Spongmonkeys
Seth Stevenson reviews a new television commercial for the Quiznos chain of sandwich shops. The ad features little creatures called "spongmonkeys," who sing the virtues of the chain restaurant's signature toasted sandwiches and pepper bar. Listen to the segment.
On the Trail: Bush's Campaign and Gay Marriage
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Chris Suellentrop about how President Bush's re-election campaign will be affected by his endorsement of a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004
Television: Staffers on the Campaign Trail
Dennis Cass reviews Staffers, a new documentary series that debuts Tuesday on the Discovery Times channel. The series follows several young campaign workers through this year's Democratic primaries. Listen to the segment.
Commentary: Politics, the Law, and Gay Marriage
Chris Suellentrop and Dahlia Lithwick join NPR's Alex Chadwick to discuss the political and legal implications of President Bush's announced support for a constitutional gay-marriage ban. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Feb. 23, 2004
Ballot Box: Nader Enters the Fray
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with William Saletan about Ralph Nader's plans to run for president as an independent, and what it could mean for the upcoming election. Listen to the segment.