David Chase, creator and executive producer of the HBO hit series The Sopranos, reflects on America’s favorite mob family. The final episode in the show’s seven-year run will air this Sunday night. PLUS, George Clooney and the gang return to Vegas and to the casino caper for this third installment in Steven Soderbergh’s hit franchise. David Edelstein has a review.
Reporter Roundtable: National politics. A lot has happened this week, The Vice President’s former Chief of Staff Lewis Libby was sentenced to go to jail, Democrats and Republicans both held Presidential Debates, and a Louisiana Congressman who had $90,000 in his freezer was indicted on bribery charges. We’ll talk about these issues and others with DAVID CORN, the Washington Editor for The Nation magazine, and BRIAN DARLING, director of Senate relations for the Heritage Foundation.
THE WORLD CAFE
Dave Wakeling and the English Beat
Ska-giants The English Beat stop by the World Cafe with host David Dye. Frontman Dave Wakeling sits down for conversation and music drawn from their live concert in Philadelphia. Since 1979, The Beat have been musical innovators with their trademark blend of punk, soul, reggae, and pop.