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Program Archive
April 2004

4/03/04
New Leaf
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Host Marty Goldensohn looks towards spring. He talks to former Yankee fastballer Jim Bouton about spring training; learns how the seasons affect sleep; and gets new lessons on spending less and saving more. Also, poet Kevin Young finds inspiration from the blues; we reread the classic Little Women; and discover 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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4/10/04
Fear Itself
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Host Marty Goldensohn explores what scares us most. Fear in the face of job loss; the horror of writing your resume; and the terror of forgetting people's names at cocktail parties. We learn how Picasso's masterpiece "Guernica" was born from an act of terror; and recall movies that make us quiver. Plus, five-time saber champion Richard Cohen tackles the history of swordfighting. En guarde! All that and more in this edition of Been There / Done That.

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4/17/04
No Labels
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To get a handle on life, we give everything a handle...a label. Yet, all this tagging can cover up a world of truth. This week, host Marty Goldensohn strips off the labels to reveal the reality of a town like Palm Springs today--no longer a desert oasis for retirees, it hosts liberal politics, lesbian gatherings and the fabulous Palm Springs Follies. We learn how anti-advertising methods sold Pabst Blue Ribbon to a new generation; the truth about mutts; the swaying position of the swing voter; and what to call your fiance's ex-mother-in-law. Plus, a conversation with writer Doris Lessing, who defies any label. All that and more on this edition of Been There / Done That.

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4/24/04
Life Goes On
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This week on Been There / Done That host Marty Goldensohn gets some lessons on survival. First, a walk in the woods with the real life tracker portrayed in the movie "The Hunted". Also, a South African psychologist talks about forgiving torture and murder; how to move on after terminal embarrassment; and why college graduates fear leaving the Ivory Tower. Plus, Bob Dylan's songs of lost love; how to plan a theme party for Sir Elton John; and pet bereavement -- saying goodbye to Sparky. All that and more in this edition of Been There / Done That.

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