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MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL plays a drug-addicted ex-con in Sherrybaby, which will be released on DVD this month. Her other films include Secretary, World Trade Center, and Stranger than Fiction. PLUS, Journalist MARK HARRIS is a former environmental columnist with the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. His new book is Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial.
Should spanking be illegal? California is proposing to become the first state to ban spanking of children four and younger. We’ll talk with SALLY LIEBER, the California State Assemblywoman who will introduce the bill later this week. Also we’ll talk about why this is a tough issue for parents with HOWARD STEVENSON, is a child psychologist and Associate Professor & Chair of the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division at the University of Pennsylvania.