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Rundown for February 2, 2011
12:00 PM EST Comment

Danny Boyle’s ‘127 Hours’ Gets 6 Oscar Nominations

Danny Boyle’s film “127 hours” was nominated for 6 Academy Awards last month. The movie is based on the true-life story of hiker Aron Ralston who was trapped in a Utah canyon for 127 hours until he freed himself by cutting off his arm. We revisit a conversation with Danny Boyle.

Music From The Show

On Wednesday, we heard music from Dntel, Air and more.

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Egyptian Demonstrator Describes 'Government-Hired Thugs' At Protests

Thousands of supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak turned out in the streets of Cairo today, some rode horses and camels and used whips to attack anti-government protesters. One protester said he feared a “blood bath” as the dangerous face-off continues.

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Columnist Nicholas Kristoff On Egypt Violence: ‘It’s Not A Clash, It’s A Crackdown’

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff joins us from Cairo, where he tells us that the face-off between anti-government protesters and supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are “not a clash… a crackdown.”

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Mubarak Supporters Clash With Anti-Government Protesters In Cairo

Professor Khaled Fahmy, of the American University in Cairo was in Tahrir Square today, and describes the scene he saw as Mubarak supporters started to arrive.

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Mega Storm Dumps Snow From Texas To Maine

A massive winter storm, more than 2,000 miles in reach, covered much of the nation’s midsection with snow and ice Wednesday. In Chicago public schools were closed for the first time in 12 years.

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Watching Egypt's Transition

As clashes between Mubarak supporters and anti-government protesters push Egypt further into chaos, who are some of the political, military and business leaders waiting in the wings?

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The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

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Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.