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Midmorning: College admissions and blockbuster movies

Posted at 7:34 AM on November 28, 2006 by Bill Wareham

Never mind how hard it is to get into Harvard or Yale - these days getting into a good public university can be difficult. Universities are raising their admissions standards leaving average students looking for other options. At 9 a.m., Kerri Miller examines what it takes for today's college bound student to make it to a four year college. Kerri's guests are Frank Sachs, the past president of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling and a college counselor at the Blake School in Minneapolis; and Wayne Sigler, director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus.

At 10 a.m., Kerri's guest is film reviewer Kenneth Turan, who says the Hollywood blockbusters aren't all schlock, some actually carry critical weight. Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition. He's the author of Now in Theaters Everywhere: A Celebration of a Certain Kind of Blockbuster.