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Posted by Greg Petersen on 05/03 at 08:42 AM

Radio Examines the Gubernatorial Campaigns and a New TV Public Affairs Series Premieres

Radio Feature: Governor’s Race – Tuesday at 7:33am and 8:33am during Morning Edition – Emily Reddy talks with local pundit Russ Eschleman about the issues that stand out in the race for PA Governor.

Radio Interview:  Mother’s Day Book from Story Corps – Wednesday at 7:33am and 8:33am during Morning Edition – Just in time for Mother’s Day, the oral-history project “StoryCorps” has released a collection of interviews about moms. Emily Reddy talks with series founder David Isay about his new book

Radio Feature:  Sober Students – Thursday at 7:33am and 8:33am during Morning Edition – Not every Penn State student goes out drinking on a Saturday night.  As part of our ongoing coverage of alcohol issues in State College, WPSU intern Zack Valenta tours campus and finds students who have fun while staying sober.

TV: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – Monday, 9pm – “Road to Memphis” – The entwined stories of an assassin, James Earl Ray and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

TV: FRONTLINE – Tuesday, 9pm – “College, Inc.” – Uncover how Wall Street and for-profit universities are transforming the idea of college in America.

TV: LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER – Wednesday, 9pm – “Perlman, Ax and Ma @ The Penthouse” – Pianist Emanuel Ax, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Trios and other selections at the Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Alan Alda hosts.

TV: HEARTH AND HARVEST – Thursday, 9pm – Hearth and Harvest follows a chronological year in the life of Pennsylvania farmers, beginning with the Farm Show in Harrisburg in January and concluding with the traditional end of the harvest season.

TV: NEED TO KNOW– Friday, 8:30pm – The premiere of the public affairs magazine, which focuses on current affairs and culture and features the best of the past week’s online reporting as well as documentary-style reports and interviews. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham host.

TV: HEALTH CARE FORUM – Friday, 10pm – A town-hall-style meeting in which experts assess the health-care overhaul and how it might affect Pennsylvanians.

TV: THREE BIG IDEAS: PRINCIPLES FOR POST-RECESSION SUCCESS – Sunday, 7pm – Why some companies survive economic downturns and others fail. Included: the stories of Apple, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Intuit, McDonald’s and Southwest Airlines, as well as such nonprofits as the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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