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A Historic Arrival: New York's Grand Central Turns 100

Born from a deadly underground train crash, Manhattan's historic transit hub is credited with inventing the ramp and bringing electricity to both train tracks and terminal. Author Sam Roberts marks its centennial in Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America.
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Comedian Margaret Cho As 'Mother To The World'

Award-winning comedian Margaret Cho is doing a new tour called 'Mother.' It's centered on her own immigrant mom, who has always been a main character in her act. Host Michel Martin speaks with Cho for a special Tell Me More 'Moms' segment.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Hidden Lives

The Newsweek editor returns with a list of new reads about people with surprising lives — a CIA investigator, a successful businesswoman who started life as a child soldier, and a private-equity pioneer whose domineering personality drove his loved ones away.
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The Inaugural Ball: Thousands Of Dresses Searching For An Experience

The inaugural ball is sort of a strange event — it's not really fancy, but everyone treats it like it is. People are determined to have the experience be special, even if the surroundings aren't.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 22

This week you can discover the creative abilities of the human brain through exploratory art.

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When It Comes To Inaugural Fashion, First Family Stays The Course

The first lady is well known for her wardrobe choices, and for the inauguration, Michelle Obama showed off her ability to make multiple style statements during a single day.
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Hundreds Of Thousands Gather On National Mall For Inauguration Ceremony

President Obama was ceremonially sworn in for a second term on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Melissa Block has highlights of the ceremony and the president's speech.

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