Slate on Day to Day for the week of Dec. 6.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Dec. 6.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Dec. 6.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Dec. 10 2004 5:51 PM

The Man Behind the Statue

Friday, Dec. 10, 2004

Explainer: The Heisman Behind the Trophy
Day to Day senior producer Steve Proffitt profiles the man behind college football's Heisman Trophy, John W. Heisman. The annual award will be presented tomorrow to the most outstanding college football player of the season. Listen to the segment.

Summary Judgment: Blade: Trinity, Ocean's Twelve, Born into Brothels
Mark Jordan Legan presents a round-up of what film critics are saying about this weekend's new film premieres, including Blade: Trinity, Ocean's Twelve and the documentary Born into Brothels. Listen to the segment.

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Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 

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Hey Wait A Minute: The Origins of "Hip"
Jesse Sheidlower, editor the Oxford English Dictionary, discusses the history of the word "hip." He challenges an assertion made in a new book by author John Leland, Hip: The History, that the word "hip" comes from Africa. Listen to the segment.

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Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004 

Ad Report Card: CNN.com Viewer Campaign
Seth Stevenson grades the latest television advertising campaign by CNN.com, the Web site for Cable News Network. Listen to the segment.

War Stories: Toothless Intel Reform
NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Fred Kaplan about intelligence legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday that would create a new national director of intelligence—but Kaplan says the person in that position will be a powerless figurehead. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 

Jurisprudence: Court Mulls Wine by Mail
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Dahlia Lithwick about Tuesday's arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning interstate wine sales. Listen to the segment.