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Apple has a knack for creating things we didn't even know we needed -- or wanted. Some three hundred thousand Apple lovers bought iPads this weekend. Guest host Sara Terry learns what Apple's latest device delivers and where it falls short. Also, the Taliban attacks the US Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, and It's not easy being head of the Republican National Committee. Just ask Michael Steele.

Banner image: Women wait in line at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue to buy Apple's new iPad on April 3, 2010 in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Main Topic Apple Does It Again, but Does the iPad Live Up to Its Hype? 36 MIN, 32 SEC

Apple's new iPad blew out of stores on Saturday. Some 300,000 of them went home with consumers according to Apple. Now that reviewers have gotten their hands on them, what's the consensus? Is the iPad just a hip accessory for the technologically hip or is it set to change the way we use computers? How much does the its success depend on the development of its killer apps, those gaming and social networking applications? The publishing world has jumped on the bandwagon, offering up newspapers, magazines and books for sale on the new device. How will the iPad affect print media?

Guests:
Joseph Menn, Reuters (@josephmenn)
Stephen Fry, actor and long-time Mac owner
Ken Doctor, Newsonomics (@kdoctor)
Joanne Boyle, President, Seton Hill University
Curtis Bonk, Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University

Newsonomics

Ken Doctor

Reporter's Notebook RNC Chairman Michael Steele under Fire 7 MIN, 14 SEC

Under Michael Steele's leadership, it hasn't exactly been business as usual at the Republican National Committee. The RNC's first black chairman has hoped to foster a "hip-hop renaissance" for the GOP and Republicans have been winning during his tenure. But Steele's been criticized for lavish spending, and made national headlines when staffers approved a $2000 bill at a Hollywood night club featuring topless dancers mimicking lesbian sex acts while wearing bondage gear. Philip Rucker is a staff writer for the Washington Post.

Guests:
Philip Rucker, Washington Post

The World Is Open

Curtis Bonk

Making News Taliban Attacks US Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan 7 MIN, 50 SEC

In Pakistan's northwest border region, Islamist militants struck twice today, attacking a US consulate with car bombs and grenades, and launching a suicide attack on a political rally near the Swat Valley. Alex Rodriguez is Islamabad Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times.

Guests:
Alex Rodriguez, Islamabad Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times

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