Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 8.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 8.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 8.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Aug. 12 2005 5:34 PM

Gigolos, Ghosts, and Bears—Oh My!

Friday, Aug. 12, 2005

Summary Judgment: The Skeleton Key, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Grizzly Man
Gigolos, ghosts, and bears—oh my! Are any of this week's new films worth your money? Mark Jordan Legan reviews what the critics are saying about this week's new movie releases, including Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, The Skeleton Key, and Grizzly Man. Listen to the segment.

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005

Jurisprudence: Impact of Roberts' Speech
Alex Chadwick talks to Dahlia Lithwick for an analysis of the speech Judge John Roberts gave in February. Roberts talked about how difficult it is to make the transition from lawyer to judge, and shared some of the lessons he learned as a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Listen to the segment.

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Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005

Explainer: How Shuttles Get Back to Florida
The space shuttle Discovery landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in the California desert Tuesday morning. But how does NASA get the shuttle back to its home base in Florida? Andy Bowers explains how space shuttles are transported. Listen to the segment.

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Moneybox: Network News, Alive and Profitable
The death of ABC anchorman Peter Jennings to lung cancer has sent shockwaves through the world of network news. Some analysts speculate that the era of quality news at the "big three" networks—ABC, NBC, and CBS—is ending. But Daniel Gross begs to differ. He talks about the state of network news with Madeleine Brand. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005

Jurisprudence: A Lifetime on the Bench
Supreme Court nominee John Roberts already has a job for life as a federal appeals court judge. But Roberts himself has argued in the past that lifetime appointments can leave judges out of touch with "regular" life in America. Madeleine Brand speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about lifetime appointments for judges. Listen to the segment.

Explainer: The Symbolism of White Doves
The world is marking the 60th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and some of the ceremonies include the release of white doves. Andy Bowers investigates why white doves are a part of these events, and what happens after they're released. Listen to the segment.

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Monday, Aug. 8, 2005

Hollywood Economist: Selling Movies to TV
What's the biggest moneymaker in Hollywood? It's not DVDs, but selling television rights. Madeleine Brand talks with Edward Jay Epstein about the role television replay rights play in the movie business. Listen to the segment.