Slate’s Political Gabfest discusses the nostalgia of fall and going back to school.

Why Is Back-to-School Season So Big for the Gabfesters?

Why Is Back-to-School Season So Big for the Gabfesters?

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Sept. 9 2016 1:25 PM
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Back-to-School Season Is the Most Reflective Time of Year. Why?

The Political Gabfest discusses why back-to-school season always feels so nostalgic.

At an event to promote literacy on board the Carnival Triumph while it is docked at the Port of New Orleans, former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister works with students from Kipp Central City Primary School on September 8, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
At an event to promote literacy former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister works with students from Kipp Central City Primary School on Thursday in New Orleans.

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For Friday’s edition of the Political Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss all the nostalgic feelings that come with back-to-school season.

Why do we find ourselves taking a trip down memory lane whenever fall rolls around? How does this time of year feel different as the years pass? Plus, what other yearly milestones are especially good times for reflection?

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