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SCOOP: Curiosity Over Commentary For The Win

SCOOP: Curiosity Over Commentary For The Win
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Why does New Hampshire matter in American politics (and particularly this election season)? What's missing from our reporting on the Middle East? How should you approach Long COVID? After sharing a personal story that inspired today's broadcast, Jenna tackles these questions in our Special Report below! 

⭐️ Quote To Start Your Week: 

The oyster white tulle three-tier tutu skirt with a matching satin waistband worn by [Sarah Jessica] Parker ... was originally found for five dollars in a bin in New York by the show’s legendary costume designer Patricia Field.

Julien’s Auctions, the auction house that sold the famous tutu worn by Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, in the opening credits for the “Sex and the City” TV series. While originally estimated to sell for $8,000, the tutu fetched an unexpected $52,000. Other items sold in the auction include dresses worn by Princess Diana and Audrey Hepburn.  

The skirt reappeared outside of the opening credits, including in the 2008 “Sex and the City” movie and in the TV show reboot, “And Just Like That” (2021). 📸: HBO via ET


Monday: The glam begins as Haute Couture Week kicks off in Paris.  

Tuesday: The first presidential primary race takes place in New Hampshire; Jenna explains why it matters in our SCOOP report below. In Hollywood, we will learn the nominations for the 2024 Oscars. Also worth noting, expect an updated time to the “Doomsday Clock” (a symbolic “clock” that started in 1947). And, on this day in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States.  

Thursday: Alabama plans to carry out the nation’s first ever execution using nitrogen hypoxia (a method that deprives people of oxygen), a decision igniting controversy. The Associated Press notes, “Some states are looking for new ways to execute inmates because the drugs used in lethal injections, the most common execution method in the United States, are increasingly difficult to find.”   

Saturday: The women’s singles finals take place at the Australian Open (the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year). Three American players remain in the tournament headed into the week. 

U.S. tennis player Coco Gauff, one of the top-ranked women’s tennis players and one of the three Americans still in the tournament. 📸: @cocogauff and @WTA via Instagram

Sunday: The men’s singles finals at the Australian Open. Meanwhile stateside, the winners of each NFL Conference Championship will head to Super Bowl LVIII – scheduled for February 11.

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