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The Weekend Desk Report

See, this is why we're the Weekend Desk and not the Completely Irrelevant Desk.

Market Update
Analysts are not entirely convinced Sanity will rally after a brutal takeover bid from Reality.

Central Casting
The good news for Mitt Romney is that his performances in Michigan guarantee him A-list representation in the 2012 primary season movie. And let's face it: Jerry Seinfeld is a way better matchup for Steve Carell than a classic pro like Fred Willard.

Bypass Overpass
Just a note for Chicago's own Emperor: In order for this procedure to be a success, you have to have a heart to bypass.

Moody Blues
And finally this week, it's apparently better to invest in institutional child rape than Spanish sovereign debt. You know, in case anyone wondered whether money can skew our moral compass in any meaningful way.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Sovereign.


The Political Desk's Weekend Report: How Citibank Dumped Lousy Mortgages On The Government


The Sound Opinions Weekend Report: "Tune in for Part Two of our exploration of the year 1967. This time: Monterey Pop and the Music Industry Grows Up. Plus, David Lee Roth is back with Van Halen. How's the band sound three decades later?"


The CAN TV Weekend Report:

Illinois Supreme Court Candidates Forum


Candidates for Illinois Supreme Court answer questions posed by students, faculty and the public at this forum hosted by the Northwestern University School of Law.

Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Women Made Gallery


This celebration of the Women Made Gallery's 20th anniversary includes readings of works composed by poets in their 20s.

Saturday, February 18 at 9:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Mentoring Strategy and the Benefits


Kelly Fair of Polished Pebbles joins a discussion on mentoring including the benefits, how to get involved, and how to start and grow programs.

Sunday, February 19 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 40 min


Forum on Police Surveillance Cameras


Adam Schwartz of the American Civil Liberties Union examines the efficacy of cameras in deterring and prosecuting crime, the cost of their operation, and whether they threaten individual privacy.

Sunday, February 19 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Posted on February 18, 2012

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