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Rundown for November 6, 2012
12:06 PM EST 5 Comments

High Turnout, Some Problems As America Goes To The Polls

On this Election Day, we drop in on four crucial states: New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio, Colorado.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Voters in NY, NJ Not Deterred By Storm’s Effects

Election Day turnout was heavy in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation.

12:36 PM EST 2 Comments

Historically, Nov. 6 Has Been Good To Republicans

Since Election Day was standardized in 1845, there have been six presidential elections held on November 6. All of them have been won by the GOP candidate.

12:40 PM EST Comment

Will The Media Have Another ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ Moment?

With polls showing a dead heat, will the media get the results right? This iconic image of the Chicago Tribune’s inaccurate headline has served as a cautionary tale for journalists since 1948.

12:50 PM EST 3 Comments

Reading Into The Presidential Reading List

Does what a president reads give insight into how he might lead? In this photo, President Theodore Roosevelt reads with his dog Skij on his lap in 1905.

12:55 PM EST Comment

Advice For The Next President

Here & Now’s Robin Young hosted an event at Boston College Law School and asked the panelists, “You have the ear of the new president. What do you tell him?”

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November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

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

November 20 Comment

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.