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Obama at the U.N.

President Obama makes his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, calling for more global cooperation and partnership on issues such as nuclear weapons, global warming and economic stability. We speak with Jonathan Weisman, White House correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

Bankers' Pay and Bank Regulation

It's high on the agenda at this week's meeting of leaders from the world's 20 largest economies. Britain and the U.S. have been arguing against pay caps, while countries like France are in favor. Other issues on the table include how much capital banks should be required to keep on hand, and whether developing countries will get greater say in running institutions like the World Bank and the IMF. We'll speak with Christine Harper, Chief Financial Correspondent for Bloomberg News.

G-20 Haiku

We harvest leaflets
Blown like autumn leaves: our hopes
Speak truth to power

That's the winning haiku in the Pittsburgh Filmmakers G-20 haiku poetry contest, written by our guest, poet and Pittsburgh resident Angele Ellis. Her haiku will be displayed on a theater marquee in sight of leaders of the world's top 20 economies meeting in Pittsburgh tomorrow and Friday.

The Wizard of Oz Turns 70

Today, 440 movie theaters across the country are celebrating the Wizard of Oz's 70th Anniversary by screening a new high-definition version of the film. Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies and a film historian, created a special introduction to the screening, and talks to us about what it is like to see the beloved classic back on the big screen in its new high-def form.

'The MIT of the Middle East' Opens

Ceremonies are underway in Saudi Arabia today to unveil what's being billed as the "M.I.T. of the Middle East." We talk with Sandra Upson, a reporter for IEEE Spectrum magazine who is covering the opening of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology or KAUST. The school will be the world's sixth largest university and a secular haven in a decidedly non-secular nation.

Shooting Beauty

Music from the show

  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Calexico, "Crumble"
  • Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
  • Herbie Hancock, "Watermelon Man"
  • Judy Garland, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • Steve Earle, "Transcendental Blues"
  • Moby, "Myopia"

This program aired on September 23, 2009.


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