Clip: Seth Meyers Talks About SNL's New 'Obama'

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

John Hockenberry: So you've had a bit of a succession crisis there at SNL, regarding the sitting President, that America-at-large has not experienced. 

Seth Meyers: That's true. 

JH: How does something like that happen, and how does somebody get told "You're no longer the President"?

SM: Well yeah, fortunately for ...

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We've Moved

Friday, August 31, 2012

Some of you might have questions about The Takeaway, namely “where are you?” In brief, we’ve moved.

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Republican National Convention: Day 2 Photos

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson snapped some shots on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Republican National Convention: Day 1 Photos

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Here are some photos taken by The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Republican National Convention - Photos from Sunday

Monday, August 27, 2012

A photo gallery from The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson from his first day in Tampa.

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Playlist for August 9, 2012

Thursday, August 09, 2012

On today's playlist our director Vince Fairchild mixed it up with The Splendour, Pinback, The Roots, Mercury Program and more. Click below to listen to the entire lineup.

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Playlist for July 31, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The show's director Vince Fairchild mixed up our show this morning with Blur, Mercury Program, Death Cab for Cutie, with an appearance by the Phenomenal Handclap Band. Check out the complete playlist used during the show:

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Playlist for July 30, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Today's playlist was crafted with love for you today by our trusty broadcast engineer and director Vince Fairchild.

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Listeners Respond: Your Olympic Event Playlist

Friday, July 27, 2012

We asked you: What should the Olympic theme song be for your favorite event?

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My Son, the Boy Scout

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I understand the anger many people now feel toward the Boy Scouts of America. After a two-year, very secretive review, the organization has reaffirmed its decision not to allow gay boys to join or gay parents to serve.

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The Cyclops Child: What Would You Have Done?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

As a dad with five kids and someone who has had plenty of contact with doctors and hospitals — and as a man with a disability — the issues raised by our interview with Dr. Fredric Newman are powerful and deeply haunting.

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Guest Post: Raising Financially Smart Kids

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Generations of parents have taught their kids these golden rules: Wear a seatbelt, don’t smoke, eat your vegetables. But we often forget vital financial lessons: Save money, avoid credit card debt, invest for the future. With high schoolers scoring an average of 69 percent (D+) on the Treasury Department’s 2012 National Financial Capability Challenge survey, it’s clear that families need help starting these critical conversations.

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Not Going Away: Chen Guangcheng is a New Voice Driving Disability Rights

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng came into The Takeaway studio this week for what turned out to be a historic conversation in my estimation. Since when has the subject of disability rights been even remotely relevant to the wider global political discussion of human rights?

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What's Spookier than The Music Man for a Friday the 13th Playlist?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Check out the music we played on the show on Friday, July 13, 2012.

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Playlist for July 3, 2012

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Today's playlist has a little bit of David Bowie, Bing Crosby, and Bon Iver. The Takeaway is proud to be the first show in history to have these three artists together in the same playlist.

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Why Won't We Eat Our Veggies?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

America is fat. Skinny people are now the minority and even those of us who are not obese could stand to lose a few pounds. Here are the statistics that are scaring public health officials: More than one-third of American adults and about 12.5 million kids younger than 19 ...

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Celebrating Rowling and Her Voracious Readers

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fifteen years ago today, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" hit bookshelves in London. Today, her books are converting young readers to the idea that a new book can be as exciting as a new video game, that a novel is just as thrilling as a 3D movie, and that good writing is as valuable as good food.

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Playlist for June 25, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Today's playlist features a little bit of Men at Work, some Marvin Gaye, The Roots, DJ Shadow, Tom Petty, and others.

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Excerpt: "The Rise of Marco Rubio" by Manuel-Roig Franzia

Monday, June 25, 2012

An excerpt from Manuel Roig-Franbzia's "The Rise of Marco Rubio."

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Listeners Respond: What books have shaped you as an American?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Today on the show we asked our listeners: "What books have shaped you as an American?" We got some great responses.

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