Friday's Show

Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 06:15 PM

It's been a gloriously beautiful day here in New York, and while we're all a little stir crazy to go see the sun after several days of rain, we've still got a show to produce for tomorrow morning.  Our vitamin D levels will just have to wait. (This is Adam Hirsch, web producer.)

It's Holy Week, and the most recent sex abuse stories are still in the air around the Vatican; we spent a lot of the afternoon finding practicing Catholics willing to come on the air on Good Friday to talk about their faith and what effect, if any, the stories have had on their impression of the Pope.  We've got a great lineup, but it took some doing.

Tomorrow will be the last installment in this week's education series, "Getting Schooled: Remaking American Education."  We'll be talking with two education reporters, one from New York and the other from Baltimore, about how national education initiatives have been playing out on the local level.

Tyler Perry's latest movie, "Why Did I Get Married Too?", comes out tomorrow  ... and if his release history tells us anything, it says that the movie will hit screens, do very well, and receive very little mainstream fanfare.  We'll talk about Perry's movies and why their publicity usually doesn't match their actual popularity.

The EPA and the DOT late this afternoon officially set emissions and mileage standards for cars, light trucks, and SUV's masquerading as "light trucks."  The standards and who gets to set them have been hot-button issues for environmentalists and automakers for years, and while the story came in late, we're intrigued enough to have made space for it tomorrow.

Me, I rode my bike to work.  Nobody's set standards for what I exhale while I'm biking... yet. If it happens, we'll let you know.

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