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Midmorning ceased broadcast on February 20, 2012 and was replaced by The Daily Circuit.


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Thursday, August 4, 2011

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  • Joby WarrickThe triple agent
    In December 2009, a group of the CIA's top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Afghanistan to meet Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double agent who had gained access to the top commanders of al-Qaeda. Instead of providing information, Balawi detonated a bomb strapped to his chest, killing seven CIA operatives. Joby Warrick tells the story in his new book.9:06 a.m.
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    Joby Warrick: Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter at The Washington Post. His latest book is "The Triple Agent: The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA."
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  • Hosni MubarakNewsmaker: Mubarak on trial in Egypt
    Former Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak is in a Cairo courtroom facing charges of corruption and complicity in the killings of nearly 900 protesters during the February uprising that toppled his regime. Midmorning looks at what the trial means for the future of Egypt.9:45 a.m.
    Guests
    Steven Cook: Senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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  • doctor wears a stethoscopeWhy would anyone want to become a doctor?
    Doctors often complain about the layers of administration and bureaucracy that keep them from doing what they love: practicing medicine and healing the sick. But despite the frustrations, one doctors says if given the choice she would do it all over again.10:06 a.m.
    Guests
    Danielle Ofri, MD: Internist at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. Her most recent book is "Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients."
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  • The President turns 50
    President Obama celebrates his 50th birthday today, and says that despite some gray around the temples, he feels pretty good. But in era when people are living and working longer, does turning 50 still have the significance it once did?10:45 a.m.
    Guests
    Amy Dickinson: Amy writes the "Ask Amy" advice column and is the author of "The Mighty Queens of Freeville."
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