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Global Scan

Rodman plays ball with North Korea's dictator

Basketball diplomacy, Dennis Rodman-style, keeps getting stranger. Scientists streak the South Pole and come away with frostbite in tender places. China overtakes Europe in R&D spending. And did you know that Hitchcock made a Holocaust documentary? All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

It's so cold that __________ (fill in the blank)

Updated

It's cold. So cold, in fact, that all sorts of seemingly improbable things have become probable, and we share a few of them. Meanwhile, around the world, life goes on. In Turkey, police and politicians are locked in a power struggle. And in Syria, an al-Qaeda affiliate has shocked many with their quick rise to power. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for the country that's THIRD in international ticket sales for the blockbuster film, Avatar. The first is France ? number two is Germany, and third is Russia. Wall Street Journal reporter Allan Cullison has the story.

Global Politics

War movies and the Oscars

Host Marco Werman talks with Michael Kamber, a New York Times photographer in Baghdad, about the unrealistic aspects of The Hurt Locker and with film critic and historian David Thomson about the role of war films.

Arts, Culture & Media

Jimmy Cliff

'The Harder They Come' remains a film classic. Its outlaw theme and reggae soundtrack owed much to its star, Jimmy Cliff. He joins us to talk about the film, about the early days of reggae, and about Jamaica's music scene today. From PRI's The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

Slapstick Geo Quiz

Laurel And Hardy were huge back in the 1930′s and 40′s. Their slapstick was a hit throughout the US and Europe. Ollie, the wide one, was born in Georgia. And Stan, the skinny one, was born in ? For the Geo Quiz, name the county in Northwest England.

Arts, Culture & Media

Spain's DVD pirates

Hollywood is threatening to abandon Spain as a DVD market. The World's Gerry Hadden reports that a Spanish law protecting against illegal downloads is weak, and millions of videos get downloaded in Spain each year.

Global Scan

It's so cold that __________ (fill in the blank)

Updated

It's cold. So cold, in fact, that all sorts of seemingly improbable things have become probable, and we share a few of them. Meanwhile, around the world, life goes on. In Turkey, police and politicians are locked in a power struggle. And in Syria, an al-Qaeda affiliate has shocked many with their quick rise to power. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.