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Financial Industry Bonuses & Rules

The debate over big bonuses for executives at bailed-out A.I.G. heats up again on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are hearing from the special inspector general for the $700 billion financial rescue program. Lawmakers are also considering whether to set up a consumer protection finance agency, which the banking industry is fighting. We speak with Steve Geimann, Washington Editor for Bloomberg News.

A Who's Who of Insurgents in Pakistan

The U.S. is increasingly shifting attention to Pakistan--some American military strategists argue that it's the real ground zero in the war on terrorism--but whom are we fighting there? We'll speak with Nicholas Schmidle, fellow at The New America Foundation and author of "To Live or Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan."

Rush Limbaugh and the St. Louis Rams

In this Jan 18, 2009, file photo, talk show host Rush Limbaugh is interviewed on the sidelines before the start of the NFL AFC championship football game in Pittsburgh.  (AP)
In this Jan 18, 2009, file photo, talk show host Rush Limbaugh is interviewed on the sidelines before the start of the NFL AFC championship football game in Pittsburgh. (AP)

Five Farms, Part Three

Our series, Five Farms, moves to Colrain, Massachusetts today where we visit with the Hager family. They're dairy farmers who are trying to survive in a tough economy. A lot is riding on making it through the current crisis because the Hagers plan on a future for their farm that involves two of their children. Our producers are John Biewen and Susannah Lee.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Greg Heffley is back. He's the scrawny kid, with the concave chest, a few strands of hair and an older brother who torments him in the "Diary of the Wimpy Kid" book series. The fourth installment of his adventures, "Dog Days," chronicles his summer vacation - which he prefers to spend inside, playing video games. Author Jeff Kinney takes us inside the pages of the widely popular series and tells us why he thinks his morally-challenged protagonist is a powerful anti-hero for kids.

Music from the show

  • Radiohead, "There, There"
  • Charles Mingus, "Open Letter to Duke"
  • Steve Earle, "Amerika Version 6"
  • Charles Mingus, "Es Flat Ahs Flat Too"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"

This program aired on October 14, 2009.

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