The Takeaway is joined by Karina Longworth of SpoutBlog and Rafer Guzman of Newsday to discuss the latest films: Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Shorts, a new kids' film that has appeal for adults, and Robin Williams' World's Greatest Dad.
Despite threats of violence from the Taliban, Afghans headed to the polls to vote in the country's second-ever presidential election. Brian Katulis, an election monitor with Democracy International, joins The Takeaway from Kabul.
Fantasy Sports Insurance is a new company dedicated to insuring the top players on your fantasy team. The Takeaway talks to Paul Charchian, president of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, and Anthony Giaccone, inventor of Fantasy Sports Insurance.
In 2003, Jayson Blair went from writing headlines for the New York Times to making headlines when it was discovered that he had plagiarized dozens of stories. The Takeaway talks to Jayson Blair and his current boss, Michael Oberschneider.
The Department of Transportation announced that the popular Cash for Clunkers program will be finished as of August 24th. The Takeaway speaks with Micheline Maynard of the New York Times and Brian Willian, sales manager at Albany Honda in Georgia.
The Takeaway talks to Lawrence Bender who has collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on eight films, including the recent Inglourious Basterds. Bender also worked with former Vice President Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth.
Almost 100 people were killed as coordinated bomb attacks swept Baghdad. The Takeaway discusses the situation in Iraq with New York Times Baghdad correspondent Sam Dagher and Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman.
Takeaway contributor Beth Kobliner joins us with two entrepreneurs who are doing well in the recession: Marva Allen, co-owner of Hue-Man Bookstore in New York, and Jo-Ellen Stammen, who runs her own design business.
It's no kind of overstatement to say that CBS News legend Don Hewitt invented television news. To talk about the life and legacy of Don Hewitt, The Takeaway talks to New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and former CBS producer Jeff Gralnick.
As voting gets underway in Afghanistan's presidential election, The Takeaway talks to Martin Patience, an Afghan correspondent for the BBC. The threat of violence is being taken seriously; 300,000 troops are protecting an estimated 17 million voters.
It is now revealed that the CIA hired and trained contractors from Blackwater USA to assassinate top al Qaeda operatives, an act that was never revealed to lawmakers. The Takeaway talks to Mark Mazzetti, the New York Times reporter who broke the story.