- Obama's back to school message sparks a battle
President Obama is expected to tell students to study hard and stay in school in an address that some schools will carry live, others taped and some might not show students at all, unless their parents approve. A look at why the idea of the speech flared into controversy across the country.9:06 a.m.
Tom Weber: MPR K-12 education reporter
Dakarai Aarons: Staff reporter for Education Week.
Andy Smarick: Distinguished visiting fellow at Fordham Institute.
Michael Fauntroy: Assistant professor of public policy at George Mason University.
- Political memoirs, fact or fiction?
Political observers are anticipating the release of the memoir of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. Will the memoir reveal new details about the personal life and struggles of the late senator, or merely recount his storied political career?10:06 a.m.
Thomas Larson: Author of "The Memoir and the Memoirist" (2007). He also teaches workshops on memoir writing.
David Greenberg: Associate professor of journalism and media studies and history at Rutgers University. He is the author of "Nixon's Shadow: The History of An Image."
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