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When The Watchdogs Wear Tuxedos, Politicians Rest Easy

Media, politicians and celebrities mingled at the White House Correspondents Dinner — but Bob Garfield of On the Media stayed outside looking in. He says the WHCD is odd and ethically questionable.

Draft Season: All-American, Twisted And Downright Infectious

Commentator Frank Deford discusses what he considers the fifth major sports season — the two-month period when pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey all hold their drafts.

Want A Tour Of The American Psyche? Flip Through SkyMall

That catalog stuffed in the seat pocket during your flight is one of America's best-read publications. What does that say about us?

Movie Monsters, Monster Movies And Why 'Godzilla' Endures

Unlike Jaws and Alien, whose creatures are soulless things to be destroyed, Godzilla resonates because of something that once defined the best monster movies — a sense of compassion for the monster.

Leaving A Dark Time Behind To 'Get Through It As A Family'

Frank was severely depressed when he left his wife and three children to live on his own in 2009. But at his oldest son's baseball game two years later, he realized he couldn't stay away any longer.

First Lady Not First Priority For Graduates

Host Michel Martin reflects on the recent controversy over first lady Michelle Obama's upcoming speech to high school graduates in Kansas.

Bad Behavior From A Sports Franchise Owner? That's Not New

As the Donald Sterling controversy unfolds, commentator Frank Deford recalls scandals surrounding other team owners, and penalties they did or didn't pay.

Without Life-Saving Pact, This Doctor Would Have Been The Patient

At 17, Dr. Sampson Davis committed a robbery that landed him in juvenile detention. While there, he realized that if he didn't turn his life around and focus on school, he would die in the streets.

Home Of Second City Comedy Ranks First In Humor

Chicago is the best place to have a good laugh, according to a report from the Humor Research Lab in Colorado. But don't be fooled — you can't precisely calculate a city's sense of humor.

After A Shocking Loss, Finding Healing By Teaching Others

When Ayodeji Ogunniyi was a pre-med student, his father was killed by three young men — and his life changed course. (This StoryCorps interview first aired Oct. 30, 2011 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)