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

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

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  • The president's reading list
    When President Obama had a book thrown at him at a recent rally in Philadelphia, many pundits had suggestions for what the book should have been. Midmorning asks a book critic and an historian what they think should be on the President Obama's reading list.9:06 a.m.
    Marjorie Kehe: Book editor for the Christian Science Monitor. She also writes the Monitor's Chapter & Verse Blog.
    Peter Kastor: Associate professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis.
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  • Vampires and zombies and werewolves, oh my!
    The vampire and zombie craze in books, films and TV seems unstoppable. What is it about supernatural characters that captivates everyone from teenage girls to their middle-aged parents?10:06 a.m.
    Christopher Farnsworth: Author of "Blood Oath," about a vampire who protects the President of the United States.
    Ben Winters: Journalist, librettist and author, whose books include "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" and more recently, "Android Karenina."
    David Edelstein: Film critic for New York magazine and for NPR's Fresh Air, and an occasional commentator on film and music for CBS Sunday Morning.
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