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A Slice Of Football After The Feast

Thanksgiving weekend, football is as American as pumpkin pie. Host Scott Simon talks about the week in sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant.
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Recalling The Takeover: A Marine Captive In Tehran

StoryCorps' National Day of Listening encourages people to take advantage of the days following Thanksgiving to talk to a family member or friend and have a conversation. This year, host Scott Simon speaks with Marine Corps veteran Kevin Hermening about his time as a captive in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, during the Iran hostage crisis of 1980-81.
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Retail Arms Race Escalates To New Level

Host Scott Simon talks to retail analyst Patty Edwards of Trutina Financial about the escalating holiday-retail battle: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and this year, the big-box stores which opened on Thursday night.
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'Winningest' Coach Succeeded With Discipline

Host Scott Simon talks with John Gagliardi of St. John's University in Minnesota who retired this week as the coach with the most wins in college football history.
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Shopping? Small Retailers Want Your Business, Too

The idea behind Small Business Saturday is to direct consumers to mom-and-pop stores that probably didn't get swamped by the Black Friday bonanza. These small businesses might not have the best deal on a TV, but experts say they are an important factor in overall economic recovery.
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Strumming The Pain, Songwriters Play Vets' Stories

The SongwritingWith:Soldiers project connects veterans with musicians who help translate their experiences into verse. In a retreat outside Fort Hood, Texas, a group of soldiers opened up like never before about their post-traumatic stress.
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'Dallas' Villain Larry Hagman Dies At 81

Hagman played J.R. Ewing on television's long-running, prime-time soap opera Dallas. His family said in a statement that he died Friday afternoon of complications from a battle with cancer.
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Time For Airport Security To Relax?

Some 24 million people were expected to fly this Thanksgiving holiday. Audie Cornish talks with the head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, about what's new with airport security and what the TSA is doing about its image problem.

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