Friday, Oct. 28, 2005
Summary Judgment: Prime, The Weatherman, The Legend of Zorro
Mark Jordan Legan offers his regular weekly roundup of what movie critics are saying about the weekend's releases: Prime, The Weatherman, and The Legend of Zorro. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005
Explainer: How McDonald's Counts Calories
McDonald's executives announced the fast-food restaurant chain will begin listing nutritional information on its product packaging within the next year. Andy Bowers explains how companies measure calories in the food they sell. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Miers Drops Out
Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers withdrew from the confirmation process Thursday morning after heavy criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, including far-right conservatives looking for a candidate that shares their views. Noah Adams speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about Miers' decision and its political implications. Listen to the segments.
Politics: The White House Miers Debacle
Noah Adams speaks with John Dickerson about how Harriet Miers' withdrawal of her Supreme Court nomination could affect the Bush White House, as well as Democratic and Republican interests in Congress and the looming 2006 midterm national election. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005
Politics: Capital Buzz over Plame Probe
Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald could announce grand jury indictments in the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity as early as Wednesday. The probe's likely targets could include some of the most powerful advisers in the Bush White House. Noah Adams discusses the political and legal ramifications with John Dickerson. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005
Moneybox: Finances of the Future Fed Chief
President Bush has nominated White House economic adviser Ben Bernanke to replace retiring Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Noah Adams speaks with Henry Blodget about Bernanke's personal finances, and what they can indicate about the man poised to take the reins of the U.S. economy. Listen to the segment.
Ad Report Card: Burger King's Buzz Marketing
"Buzz marketing" tries to create grassroots excitement for a product or service. Seth Stevenson says the new commercial campaign by the Burger King fast-food chain, featuring the return of the King icon once a major part of the restaurant's branding, leaves him buzzing—with annoyance. Listen to the segment.