Show rundown for 5/6/2005

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GM and Ford's Credit Ratings

The credit agency, Standard and Poor's, downgrades the investment grade ratings for Ford and General Motors.

Harry Blackmun

Legal historian David Garrow talks about his contention that the late Supreme Court Justice, Harry Blackmun, relied his clerks to an unprecedented degree.

Finding Al-Libi

When Pakistan announced it had captured a man identified as al-Queda's number 3 man, he was identified as 'al-Libi' — the Libyan. We look at some of the challenges posed by Arab names for western intelligence agents. We speak with former CIA agent, Melissa Mahle.

Kenya's First Lady

The wife of Kenya's President storms into a newspaper office and allegedly slaps a cameraman and seizes reporters' notebooks while complaining about the news coverage of her.


For the ninth straight year the name "Emily" was the most popular baby name for girls. Cleveland Evans, president of the American Name Society talks about this years most popular names.

Inspiration for Mothers

Jane Lancaster talks about her book, Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth, a Life Beyond Cheaper by the Dozen.

This program aired on May 6, 2005.

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