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Major funding for Been There/Done That is provided by The Atlantic Philanthropies with additional funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

 

Program Archive
March 2003

3/1/03
Voices On War -- Writer Tim O'Brien On Iraq, The Story of Picasso's Guernica, How Soldiers Learn To Kill, and The Media War Machine.
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A portrait of war, a cry for peace. WWII vet and writer Paul Fussell on the realities of war -- learning to kill, dying in ditches and crying for mom. Also, what soldiers leave behind when they're shipped out; "The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo"; and does the media beat the war drum? Plus, the story of Picasso's Guernica - the masterpiece that changed the world; and soldier and bestselling writer Tim O'Brien reflects on Vietnam and a war with Iraq. All that and more in this edition of BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.

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3/8/03
Good Vibrations: Eavesdropping on Insects, An Acoustical Engineer Tunes a Concert Hall, The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer, and Why We Gossip.
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Take an acoustical tour of the world with host Marty Goldensohn. First, discover how broccoli can save your hearing. Then, fine tuning a state-of-the-art concert hall, Rachel Carson's sounds of the sea, how insects use plants to stay in touch, and the evolution of human chatter. Plus, a lesson in listening from two U.N. interpreters, a defense of silent movies, and the invention of the Moog synthesizer. All that and more in this edition of BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.

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3/15/03
A New Leaf -- The Dark Side of Baseball's Spring Training, America's Obsession With The Lawn, How To Sleep Like A Baby, and Blues Poetry.
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Host Marty Goldensohn: turning over a new leaf. Former Yankee fastballer Jim Bouton on spring training; how aging effects sleep; and lessons on spending less and saving more. Also, a young poet gets inspiration from the blues; rereading the classic Little Women; and how we got to be a nation of mowers and lawn worshippers. Plus, spring cleaning -- one man does it with apologies, another by throwing out boxes. All that and more in this edition of BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.

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3/22/03
Turning Points in Life, Food, Music, and computers.
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Host Marty Goldensohn rediscovers ENIAC the world's first computer, developed 50 years ago at the University of Pennsylvania. He finds a guide to the ethnic foods that enrich American diets and are transformed into American food exports. Violinist Paul Krassner flunks at a Carnegie Hall recital and becomes the king of investigative satire. Music, Kurt Vonnegut and Julie, Amtrak's sexy robot.

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3/29/03
Illusion Vs. Reality -- Fortress America, War Films Then and Now, The Science of Seeing Color, and A Sensory Tour of The World's Great Perfumes.
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Host Marty Goldensohn explores the illusion of safety and the price of homeland the security. Also, how consumer psychology affects the economy; a reality check of Hollywood's war movies; and the scent of seduction -- power of perfume. Also, Silas Marner revisited; the science of color -- how we see blue in a butterfly's wings; and media manipulation. All that and more in this edition of BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.

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