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Three Cheers For The Instant Replay

The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — not because it makes the game more fair, but more fun.
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Start World Series Games Earlier; Let Us Sleep

Commentator Frank Deford says the Fall Classic could boost its sagging ratings by scheduling games early enough for people in the Eastern and Central Time Zones to see the end.
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Love Is Saying 'Sari': The Quest To Save A South Asian Tradition

Commentator Sandip Roy says the traditional sari has been falling out of fashion in the new India, but designers are turning to pop art prints and other changes to boost its appeal.
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Is The U.S. Military Too Reliant On Contractors?

In war zones, private contractors can outnumber U.S. troops, but who controls them? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Stanford's Joseph Felter and journalist Pratap Chatterjee about current safeguards.
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Two Lions Of Journalism, Roaring To The Last

Two of journalism's greats died within a couple days of each other — Ben Bradlee and Frank Mankiewicz. NPR's Scott Simon remembers them for their shared gifts of charm, wit and street smarts.
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Week In Politics: Ebola, Midterms

Robert Siegel talks about the week in politics with EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about the politics of Ebola.
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Renee Zellweger Looks Different — So What?

When celebrities appear in public looking drastically different, people talk. And that talk is especially critical if it's a woman. This week, it was Renee Zellweger.
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Doctor: We Should Worry About The Flu, Not Ebola

Commentator Danielle Orfi, a doctor at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, says we should be worried about the flu, not Ebola. Ebola is serious, she says, but not spread widely in this country.
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Remembering The '69 World Series And The Miracle Mets

The Kansas City Royals are the surprise team in the World Series, which reminded NPR's Brian Naylor of the series he attended 45 years ago, when the Miracle New York Mets upset the favored Baltimore Orioles.
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The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoongate' Lessons

The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?

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