Slate on Day to Day for the week of July 5.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of July 5.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of July 5.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
July 9 2004 7:00 PM

Crowning Glory

Friday, July 9, 2004

Human Guinea Pig: Reluctant Mrs. America
Emily Yoffe reports on her experience trying out for the Mrs. America pageant. To her horror, Yoffe discovers that she is the one and only contestant in the 2004 Mrs. Washington, D.C., pageant contest. Listen to the segment.

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Summary Judgment: King Arthur, Sleepover, Anchorman
Ben Williams summarizes what film critics are saying about this weekend's new major U.S. film releases. Up this week: King Arthur, Sleepover, and Anchorman. Listen to the segment.

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Thursday, July 8, 2004

Swingers: Tennessee, The Volunteer State
David Plotz visited Tennessee and talks with NPR's Madeleine Brand about what presidential candidate the state might choose in November. Tennessee is the third state featured in the Day to Day series profiling likely swing states in the upcoming presidential election. Listen to the segment.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2004

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Dissecting the Edwards Pick
NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks to William Saletan about why Sen. John Kerry chose Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina to be his presidential running mate. Kerry and Edwards began campaigning together Wednesday, setting off from Ohio on a multistate tour. Listen to the segment.

Edwards Ushers In Era of Post-Vietnam Candidates
Timothy Noah notes that John Edwards is the first candidate on a major national ticket who is too young to have fought in the Vietnam War. That signals a new era in American political history. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Highlights of the Supreme Court Session
NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about the big cases and themes of this year's session of the U.S. Supreme Court. Among them: Chief Justice William Rehnquist seems to have lost some influence over fellow justices. Listen to the segment.

Tracking a Head-Conking Trend in Movie Trailers
These days, it seems like every movie preview ends with someone getting bopped in the head. Josh Levin takes a look at the slapstick phenomenon. Listen to the segment.

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Kausfiles: An Anonymous Candidate?
Mickey Kaus leave an overnight voicemail commenting on John Kerry's growing anonymity. Listen to the segment.