10:00am

Fri March 23, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight - Harmony On The Red

Pleasant Street from San Antonio
Pleasant Street

Bill Beckett talks with Philip Maxfield and the men of Pleasant Street Barbershop Quartet about the Harmony On The Red showcase and competition this weekend. On March 23 & 24 voices will be raised here in Shreveport as the Barbershop Harmony Society's "Harmony On The Red" returns. Approximately 400 participants featuring both Barbershop Quartets and Choruses will compete for Top Honors. The competition will take place at Caddo Magnet High School Performing Arts Center. Free Harmony Education classes will be held on Friday, March 23 and 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m.

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10:00am

Fri March 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Why We Love The P.R. Guy For Etch A Sketch

Etch A Sketch: The two with knobs on both sides.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

Martin Killgallon, marketing director for Ohio Arts, we salute you:

"We have a left knob and a right knob," he said of his company's Etch A Sketch, The Associated Press reports, "so we neutrally speak to both parties."

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9:54am

Fri March 23, 2012
Movie Interviews

Making 'The Muppets Movie' Was 'Dream Come True'

Originally published on Fri March 23, 2012 12:53 pm

Jason Segel (left) and Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) try to reunite the original Muppets in the new family comedy The Muppets.
Disney

This interview was originally broadcast on November 23, 2011.

Nicholas Stoller made his directorial debut with the raunchy 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which starred Jason Segel as a guy who had to reassess his life after his girlfriend of five years dumped him.

Segel famously dropped his towel in the opening scenes of the film, which led The New York Times to call him "a young actor with nothing to hide."

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9:52am

Fri March 23, 2012
Television

'Mad Men' Returns, Cocky And Confident As Ever

Originally published on Fri March 23, 2012 10:04 am

Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, celebrates his 40th birthday in the fifth season of Mad Men.
Frank Ockenfels AMC

Yes, it was worth the wait. Absolutely. Mad Men returns Sunday with a two-hour season premiere — and by the time it's over, if you react the way I did, you'll be satisfied and even comforted to have spent two wonderful hours with the folks at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

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9:45am

Fri March 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Mystery Solved? 'Microquakes' Blamed For Wisconsin Booms

There's a new explanation for why the citizens of Clintonville, Wis., have been hearing booms this week:

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9:25am

Fri March 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Existing Home Sales Dipped In February, But Ran Well Above Pace Of Year Ago

There was a 0.9 percent drop in sales of existing homes in February from January, the National Association of Realtors reports. But, at an annualized rate of 4.59 million they were still up 8.8 percent from February 2011.

"The market is trending up unevenly," NAR chief economist Lawarence Yun concludes in a statement from the association.

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8:46am

Fri March 23, 2012
It's All Politics

Friday Political Grab Bag: Obama Picks Dartmouth President For World Bank...

Originally published on Fri March 23, 2012 9:28 am

President Obama will nominate Dartmouth College president, Jim Yong Kim, to head the World Bank. A physician and anthropologist by training and global-health expert, Kim's background makes him an out-of-the-box choice. He would become the first Asian American to head the important international funding organization.

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8:40am

Fri March 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Chaos Feared When New Zealand Changes Road Rules Sunday

Originally published on Fri March 23, 2012 8:42 am

Starting on Sunday, it's the red car that has to yield on New Zealand's roads.
New Zealand Transport Agency

8:24am

Fri March 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Obama To Tap Dartmouth President For World Bank's Top Job

Update at 10:12 a.m. ET. It's Official:

"It's time for a development professional to lead the world's largest development agency," President Obama just said as he announced he is nominating Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank.

Our original post:

"President Barack Obama will nominate Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank," The Associated Press reports, citing "senior administration officials" as its sources.

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7:53am

Fri March 23, 2012
It's All Politics

In Louisiana, Santorum And Gingrich Hope To 'Reset' GOP Race

Originally published on Fri March 23, 2012 5:01 pm

Rick Santorum told voters in Mandeville, La. on Wednesday that they were "not looking for someone who's the Etch A Sketch candidate."
Sean Gardner Reuters /Landov
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On Saturday Louisiana holds its Republican presidential primary, and Friday all four remaining candidates will be campaigning in the state. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, both of whom have won other Southern primaries, have been in and out of Louisiana all week, hoping to keep their slim chances at the GOP nomination alive with another win there.

Neither a balky sound system nor a gale that delayed Santorum's motorcade dampened the enthusiasm of members of the Mandeville Tea Party earlier this week.

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