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Arts, Culture & Media

With a film under his belt, Jon Stewart considers his future and admits The Daily Show is 'not forever'

Jon Stewart's The Daily Show is a cultural touchstone for millions of Americans. But last year, Stewart took some time off from the show, to produce a movie — real, not satire. And he did it mostly on a whim. With that accomplished, Stewart is beginning to look at the future, but he's holding his cards close.

Development & Education

How American fifth graders react when introduced to the concept of child marriages

The concept of child marriage is a completely foreign idea in the United States. Yet in many parts of the world, including South Asia and Africa, it’s as common as the idea of marriage itself. In countries such as, Niger, Chad and the Central African Republic, for example, more than two-thirds of girls were married off before their 18th birthday in 2007. That’s according to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with polka musician Jimmy Sturr about this week's decision by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to drop the category of Best Polka Album from its Grammy awards lineup.

Lifestyle & Belief

Creationism in Turkey

The World's Aaron Schachter profiles a man in Turkey who's warning the Islamic world about the dangers of evolutionary theory. Creationist Harun Yahya is on a mission to defend his faith against evolution.

Arts, Culture & Media

Add to the five-foot shelf

One hundred years ago, Harvard President Charles Eliot declared that all the books you need for a complete liberal arts education could fit on a five-foot shelf. We asked you to come up with some updates. Jeb Sharp reads a couple of the suggestions.

Conflict & Justice

The CNN of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is gearing up for a presidential election next week. And Afghanistan's Tolo TV will be on the scene with CNN-style coverage. They will have reporters on the scene and exit polling. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.