Show rundown for 10/29/2008

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How are Barack Obama and John McCain doing in key battleground states such as Missouri, where the race is too close to call, and in PA where Obama is leading in the polls?

"The View" and the Election

We talk with Here & Now's media analyst John Carroll if the TV program can sway voters.

Athlete Brain Injuries

The Massachusetts-based Sports Legacy Institute is building a "brain bank" to study the relationship between repeated sports related concussions and early forms of dementia.

JP Morgan

We speak with Jesse Eisinger, senior writer for Conde Nast Portfolio magazine about credit derivatives.

Balsphemy in Afghanistan

We look at the case of a young journalism student who is facing 20 years in prison for blasphemy.

Russian Translators

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have been acclaimed for their faithful and readable translations of Tolstoy, Gogol and Dostoevsky.

This program aired on October 29, 2008.

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